Former president Thabo Mbeki has voted at the Holy Family collage in Killarney in Johannesburg.
The former statesman used his executive privileges to jump the queue were followed around by a large media contingent trying to capture this moment.
He interacted with a few voters after he made his X, even allowing some people to take selfies with him.
When asked about who the African National Congress struggle stalwart voted for, he light-heartedly laughed before saying it is illegal to do any party campaigning when voting is underway.
Mbeki dressed in a blue long sleeve shirt and chino pants left on foot surrounded by a number of his presidential security guards.
Mbeki said he was impressed with the IEC’s decisiveness in dealing with issues that could threaten the smooth running of the elections.
He spoke to journalists after voting in Killarney in Johannesburg.
“Of the incidents that I’ve heard, the IEC has acted in a good way in terms of acting against those people working at the IEC who’ve clearly done something wrong. But I also think we need to pay tribute to the police service because they’ve also acted very quickly and correctly.”