Kenny talks money at voting station

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Copy of Copy of AM_Elections Kenny Kunene Sandton904.jpg INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Secretary-general of the Patriotic Alliance Kenny Kunene voted with his son and daughter at a posh synagogue in Sandton. Photo: Sharon Seretlo

Sandton - Just outside an array of free coffee and biscuits, ex-con-turned-politician Kenny Kunene voted with his son and daughter at a posh synagogue in Sandton.

The secretary-general of the Patriotic Alliance turned up around 9am at the BET David Temple and waited in line with the rest of the Sandton voters, shaking hands and hugging supporters as they passed.

“I buy from you, you must vote for me,” he joked to a friend waiting to vote.

After voting, Kunene will make his way to the National Results Centre in Pretoria with his family.

Calling the elections “tense” and “unpredictable,” he noted the difference from the country’s first democratic elections 20 years ago. He said he was glad the stress of the campaign season is over.

He said he won’t have any election debt to worry him as he and party president Gayton McKenzie financed the campaign themselves.

Speaking from the queue, Kunene said although he was voting for the Patriotic Alliance he knew the party wouldn’t do well in Gauteng. The party will govern in the Western Cape though, Kunene said, either through a coalition or on its own.

Kunene, however, will remain in his Sandton home and send others from the party to rule in the province.

“I’ll remain here,” he said. “I don’t love the weather.”

His daughter Mpho Kunene, however, remained more optimistic as she left the voting station.

“Yeah definitely,” she said when asked if she voted for her father. “Fingers crossed.”

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