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Springbok RG Snyman and wife Saskia cast their special votes abroad over the weekend.
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‘Great gees’: Springbok RG Snyman casts his vote abroad [video]

Springbok RG Snyman enjoyed boerewors and banter with fellow Saffas abroad as he cast his special vote this weekend ahead of the elections.

RG SNYMAN, springbok, vote, elections

Springbok RG Snyman and wife Saskia cast their special votes abroad over the weekend.
Images via Instagram:
@rgsnyman

Springbok RG Snyman and his wife Saskia were among thousands of South Africans living abroad who cast their special votes this weekend ahead of the general elections later this month.

The couple live in Ireland, where the rugby star plays for club Leinster.

According to the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), over 70 000 citizens living overseas were registered to vote.

The elections will take place on Wednesday, 29 May.

SPRINGBOK RG SNYMAN CASTS HIS VOTE

In an Instagram post, Springbok RG Snyman and wife Saskia revealed that they had proudly cast their vote. The couple did so at the SA Embassy in Ireland.

Sharing pics of the special vote, the 29-year-old revealed that he had joined dozens of fellow South Africans who enjoyed banter and braai meat while they queued.

He captioned the post: “Voting day yesterday in Dublin. Was so proud to see all the South Africans get together to vote from over here. I had some great gees with people in the queue”.

RG also gave a shout-out to an SA company that had set up shop to braai boerewors for hungry voters. 

“South Africa, get voting,” his wife Saskia captioned her Instagram Stories. She also shared pics of their boerie rolls, which they enjoyed while waiting in line.

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Also voting abroad was SA TV personality Sade Giliberti, who lives in the UK. 

“The turnout today was beautiful to see,” she captioned pics of her casting her vote at Trafalgar Square in London.

“We must do what’s right for our country…this is how we instil change”, she added in the comments section.

EXPATS COMES OUT IN DROVES

South Africans living abroad – like the US, UK, Australia, and other parts of Europe – came out in droves to cast their special votes on 17 and 18 May.

In London, England, where one of the largest populations of SA expats lives, voters were given an extra day on Sunday, 19 May.

The IEC said in a statement about the special votes: “The ballots may only be counted after the close of voting stations in the country on 29 May. Only then may the commission communicate definitively on turnout for the election.

“All ballots cast, as well as unused ballot papers from all 111 missions, will now be transported via a secure channel back to the country. The necessary verifications and counting of the ballots will take place in the presence of contestant representatives and observers.”