Interviews with several people at polling stations in rain-drenched Cape Town on Wednesday morning suggested that traditional political allegiances remained strong, with some youth in African informal settlements expressing support for the EFF. The rain appeared to have slowed down voting in the early part of the morning but the weather cleared up later and queues began to form. A few disillusioned voters said they would not be voting at all as it made no difference. There was no service delivery and nothing changed in terms of fighting crime and joblessness, despite the promises made by political parties, they said. There was also a measure of cynicism amongst voters about politicians and what they had delivered so far. The few coloured voters interviewed in Eastridge and Mitchells Plain — a DA stronghold in past elections — indicated that they largely continued to support the party that has ruled the Western Cape for more than a decade, with some saying that they gave their suppor...

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