• ANGER BOILS OVER AS SOUTH AFRICA VOTES

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    BEKKERSDAL, South Africa: Polls opened in South Africa’s fifth all-race elections on Wednesday, with up to 25 million citizens—including a “born free” generation electing a government for the first time—expected to cast their ballots. Twenty years after South Africans of all colors wowed the world by voting to end centuries of racist rule, they will turn out to 22,263 polling centers to elect lawmakers and, in turn, a democratic president. The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury. On the eve of the ballot angry protestors threw rocks and set fire to a polling station in Bekkersdal near Soweto, where police and the army have been deployed to keep order.

    AFP

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