Watch: Voting Station In Cape Town Creates 2 Seperate Lines For Blacks And Whites. The person who was recording the 30 second video said that the incident was racist.
Yesterday was the day where most South Africans had to go out and place their mark to put their favourite party in power. However, in the Western Cape, one voter posted a video of two lines. The lines were supposedly separated according to blacks and whites.
The person who was recording the 30 second video said that the incident was racist. Tweeps reacted to the video recording. Other tweeps said this wouldn’t happen if Economic Freedom Fighters representatives were present. One tweep said: “Wish EFF members were there.” Another tweep said: “Things will never change unless EFF gets into power!!!!”
Another tweep couldn’t believe that this was happening. The tweep said: Whoa, wait. Was that literally two separate queues- one for white and one for black?? Did I see right?” Another tweep wanted answers as to why this was happening. The tweep said: “Can we get some context nyana. Who formed the lines in this manner? Why were they formed like this?”
One tweep said that they should wait to be updated by news sites, so that they may really understand what is happening in the specific area. One tweep also said that she also had the same incident in Pretoria. However, she ensured people that it was not based on race at all. The tweep said one line was for the people who registered, and the other line was for people who didn’t register and had to fill in forms.
The Western Cape Provincial Electoral Officer, Courtney Sampson, says the lines were separated based on the people who registered to vote at the place and those who didn’t. Those who didn’t register to vote had to fill in their details on a form before voting. The line was formed to ensure that people who registered could vote and leave instead of being held up by the others. It was a coincidence that the line separated people according to their race.
These are the tweets:
— Aphelele majova (@ApheleleMajoba) May 8, 2019
by Alexandra Ramaite