Quote of the day
Today I queued with about sixty people to vote. It didn’t take long; not like the first democratic elections in April 1994, which took several hours and a change in venue. But despite the many years that have passed, I still felt the thrill of seeing people of all races standing together to make their mark, and being able to make mine. I wasn’t alone. One girl had just voted for the first time, and the emotion was clearly visible in her face.
So today I made my voting moment last, really scanning down the list of parties taking part. I have to admit, some of them I had never heard of, not even during the many debates on the radio: such as the Khoisan Kingdom and All People or the Coloured Voice. But as I stood there, I thought that everybody seemed to be represented on today’s ballot. Democracy now. But I agree with Roosevelt’s views, education should very much be next on the list:
Hope you had a good Wednesday, and if you are South Africa, that you voted.