South Africans prepare to go to the polls April 22nd
South Africans are getting ready to vote tomorrow in what it being described as the most 'competitive general election' since apartheid ended in 1994. The polling stations, some 20,000 of them, will open at 5am GMT, and there are over 23 million registered voters expected to count their vote in the election.
Many expect the African National Congress (ANC) party to win, but the question of who will win the two-thirds majority is still on everyones' lips.
Jacob Zuma is the head of the ANC and he has encouraged voters to make it the biggest turnout in South Africa's history. Polling stations are expecting an 80 % turnout.
Mr Zuma said there was an energy and excitement about the contest which had not been seen the country's first democratic election 15 years ago.
Most voters are still to young to really remember the apartheid, which brought the ANC party to power for the first time.
Another party in contention is the Congress of the People (Cope) whose popularity was up last year, but has been steadily falling since.
Former Bishop Mvume Dandala is the leader of Cope, and many are saying that the real race of the election is between Cope and the Democratic Alliance.