Political anlayst says us many as 18% fewer votes may have been cast in this election, with the biggest dropoff among black voters. From 48 percent voter participation in 2006, a little over 40% of the electorate may have cast the vote today.
via SABC TV2 Political Newscentre Cape Town
If so this would surely be a "vote" of no confidence in the performance of elected officials. More to follow on this item from this correspondent.
Babasizwe, from Johannesburg