'I don't want my children to live like this'

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- mg.co.za | 3 months ago

A stream of sewage cuts through the open lot where voters from the Tambo Section of Bekkersdal lineup to cast their ballots.

On election day, the stream divides the parties vying for support. On the one side is the ANC —a small island of supporters decked out in their party’s regalia —and on the other, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party faithful sit, almost huddled together, at their respective stands.

Save for the fanfare that accompanies the occasional pleas to vote for the ANC roared over a loudspeaker, a ritual that residents say started at 4am on Wednesday morning, Bekkersdal is calm.

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