Voters, including IFP supporters, cheer as Jacob Zuma casts his vote
Former president accompanied by two of his wives
Former president Jacob Zuma cast his vote amid an ecstatic reception at Ntolwane Primary School in his home village of kwaNxamalala on Wednesday morning.
Zuma was accompanied by his three wives, Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma, Tobeka Madiba Zuma and Bongi Gloria Ngema-Zuma.
The voting station came alive when the former president arrived. Even IFP members in a tent adjacent to the school's entrance cheered at the sight of Zuma's arrival.
The former leader cracked jokes with the IEC official who inspected his identity document.
He also shared a light moment in the queue with Inkosi yamaNxamalala Bhekumuzi Zuma and promised to make time to see the chief after the elections.
Jacob Zuma spoke to the press after casting his vote in the South African elections on May 8 2019. Zuma said he believes 'big parties will be in front and the smaller parties will follow' after the votes have been counted.