Johannesburg - DA leader Mmusi Maimane was in high spirits when he arrived at the Dobsonville Presbyterian Church where he was expected to cast his vote.
Flanked by Gauteng premier candidate, Solly Msimanga, Maimane shared banter with the people he grew up with and shook their hands.
"We're here to bring change, we'll vote in Dobsonville today," he said.
Both Msimanga and Maimane stood in the queue while awaiting their turn to vote. At some point he shared a joke with an elderly man who said he was his coach with both of them bursting into laughter.
When an old woman who had just cast her voted stopped and greeted him he said: "Are you okay mommy? I'm glad that you voted."
Taking the final steps to vote for change!— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) May 8, 2019
"Today I stand with millions of other South Africans who are tired of the empty promises, the lies and the corruption, and who want something better for South Africa.
My vote for the DA is no secret." - @MmusiMaimane #KhulaDA pic.twitter.com/yHV1lfJUgc