WATCH | 'This is not an election, it's a referendum' - Political top dogs vote
From Julius Malema to Mmusi Maimane and Jacob Zuma, South Africa's political big hitters cast their votes on Wednesday.
This is what the former leaders as well as the hopeful politicians had to say after casting their vote.
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