Durban - As residents of former president Jacob Zuma's hometown of Nkandla join millions of South Africans at the polls on Wednesday, some in the area hail the development of roads, installation of electricity and running water but still yearn for more development.
Zuma is expected to vote at 10am at Ntolwane Primary School in the KwaNxamalala area of Nkandla.
Hailing the former president's role in developing the area 21-year-old Fana Magwaza said that access to tarred roads and electricity made life a lot easier as they could reach neighbouring towns quicker while electricity in their homes has also made studying easier.
"I've grown up in the area and there are good changes that I've seen, we got clinics that we can easily access particularly for us the youth who are at risk of diseases such as HIV/Aids but also for the elderly who are frail and need medical attention often," Magwaza said.
He said that he hoped casting his vote today would lead to further development in the area including institutions of higher learning as most young people from the area had to go to cities such as Durban and Pietermaritzburg to access tertiary education.