The democratic privilege.

Author:Vinckle, Craig
Position:SA expats can now vote - Letter to the editor
 
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I would like to add my comments to the article in African Business, March 2009 issue, that described the strange anomaly of prisoners in South Africa being allowed to vote, but until recently, not South African citizens living as expats overseas.

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As an expat South African living in the UK, I queued from before dawn outside South Africa House in central London's Trafalgar Square to cast my vote in our elections last April. Thanks to a last-minute court ruling, I was able to at last participate in a democratic process that so many fought so hard to achieve, some even making the ultimate sacrifice...

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