Voters upset by Blade Nzimande special treatment at voting stations
18 May 2011
Communist Party general secretary and Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande upset voters queuing at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Primary School.
This morning the Minister got special treatment and jumped a queue of about 70 people, including a man in a wheelchair.
It was a different story in Soweto’s Orlando West High School when struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was whisked through to cast her vote.
Other politicians, like Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan patiently waited with the rest of the voters to make their crosses.