Bloemfontein residents in Phase 2 came in large numbers to excise their democratic right. Amongst those that were eager to have their voices heard were first time voters.
Thabang Maine says his reason for casting a vote is because he will like to have a brighter future. Maine says he is tired of empty promises that have been made to the youth. 20 year old Nuwinile adds that she will also like to see changes in her community.
“All the prominent parties in the Free State seem to be promising us free electricity, water and health care facilities that operate 24 hours but none of those have become our reality” says Maine.
Katleho Morapela/ Bloemfontein Courant