All systems go as South Africans head to the polls

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OHANNESBURG – An estimated 26.7-million South Africans are expected to make their mark in the country’s sixth democratic election on Wednesday.

More than 22,000 voting stations will be open for 15 hours, from 7am – 9pm.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged all registered voters to make their mark.

Ramaphosa is calling for a free, fair and peaceful election.

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the South African National Defence Force will be deployed to certain areas in KwaZulu-Natal and the North West.