President Jacob Zuma has cast his vote in the local government elections at Ntoloana Primary School in Nkandla.
On Tuesday, he said he was satisfied with the preparedness of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to conduct the municipal elections.
He has since authorised the deployment of more than 2 000 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members to assist the police to maintain law and order during the voting process.
Still in KZN, African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has called on the IEC to ensure that all voting material is available in all stations.
Zikalala who has cast his vote at Ndwedwe, north of Durban says they had to wait at least 30 minutes before this station could open.
Zikalala has called on people not be discouraged should a similar incident occur in their stations.
The ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize has voted at the Thandokuhle voting station outside Pietermatzburg.
People are flocking to the voting station in their numbers
Mkhize who was accompanied by the Moses Mabhida region chairperson Mthandeni Dlungwane along with his wife Dr May Mkhize was among the early voters.
Mkhize says he is happy that people are flocking to the voting station in their numbers.
In Mpumalanga, ANC chairperson David Mabuza says he is confident that his party will retain all the municipalities that they are currently governing.
Mabuza has voted at Ajury Nursery Farm in Barberton in Mpumalanga.
Mabuza, says they will continue to deliver services to communities.
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