No surprises in the rainbow nation
The Tshwane area (Pretoria and surroundings) was during Election Day as calm as on any other public holiday or Sunday. Nothing would have signaled the relevance of this day for the immediate political future of South Africa if it would not had been for the many campaign posters along the roads, the odd queue in front of polling stations and the special talk shows broadcasted in the national TV or the radio reports during the day.
Read former NAI research director Henning Melber reporting from Election Day in South Africa.
Also read his earlier postings during the last days of campaigning.