Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he hopes everyone will use their vote for a good cause.
Tutu voted at Millerton High School just before 10am Wednesday morning.
Tutu was accompanied by his wife Leah.
He told a large group of journalists that he still not over the fact that a black person can vote in South Africa.
Tutu says he hopes everyone will use their vote the right way.
Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has meanwhile urged South Africans to take advantage of this year’s local government elections to strengthen democracy.
She voted at Lynwood Ridge primary school in Pretoria. Madonsela’s term of office is just under three months before she vacate the public protector office.
She has called on South Africans to participate in elections, so that their voices could be heard.
“My view is don’t waste your voice whoever you are and wherever you are. A single vote makes a difference and it could take just one person to make a difference between who wins and who doesn’t win a ward or the rest of the country. Now all I can say I voted to strengthen constitutional democracy and to accelerate the pace of achieving all of those things that the constitution promises.”
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