Umdoni residents want change

- | 7 months ago

South Africans are notorious for sticking to their political party choices, come hell or high water.

Not so for the residents of voter district 44040024 — Ward 7 in the Umdoni local municipality on the upper KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Since the 1999 national elections, the residents of this voting district have voted in favour of six different parties when they made their crosses on the ballot papers at the Sezela public library.

The district in Umdoni is the only place in the country that has changed its political party affiliation six times in eight elections.

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