Classrooms & church halls prepare for S African election

Election officials work in a classroom that has been transformed into a voting station in Embo.
Election officials work in a classroom that has been transformed into a voting station in Embo. Credit: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Classrooms and church halls are being turned into polling stations as South Africa holds its first "Born Free" parliamentary election today.

An election official cleans a church that has been transformed into a voting station.
An election official cleans a church that has been transformed into a voting station. Credit: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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Second term for Zuma as ANC wins South Africa election

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