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  • Risky business: Removing embattled Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Pansy Tlakula from office before the general elections would place the work of the commission in jeopardy and could “derail” the outcome of the elections, her lawyers have told the Electoral Court. Click on the pic for more. Picture: Leon Botha/Foto24

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  • Rubbish: “Trash” is how Gauteng premier candidate for the Economic Freedom Fighters Dali Mpofu has described Gayton McKenzie’s open letter to party leader Julius Malema. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Denzil Maregele/Foto24

  • Cheap rent: He could provide office space in the Gauteng premier’s office at R1 a year to small businesses by taking from the money spent on Nkandla, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane has said. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Leon Sadiki/ City Press  

  • Waste not, want not: The ballot-spoiling campaign being advocated by ANC veterans Ronnie Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge would be a waste of votes needed to get rid of bad leaders, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya/City Press

  • Support: President Jacob Zuma has called on residents of the Gert Sibande district in Mpumalanga not to “waste’’ their votes by casting them for opposition parties that will give them MPs and nothing else. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press

  • Not an act: Oscar Pistorius’ family says the Paralympian did not take acting lessons to prepare for his trial, as is alleged by former South African columnist Jani Allan. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Craig Nieuwenhuizen/Foto24

  • Guns blazing: The DA is the only party that could challenge the ANC in the Free State, opposition party leader Helen Zille has said. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press

  • Wedding bells?: The DA in Gauteng is flirting with the Economic Freedom Fighters ahead of the elections, in what could end up as a coalition of strange bedfellows. Click on the pic for the full story. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake/City Press

  • Angel/Devil: It took 25 days for Charl du Plessis to catch a definite glimpse of Oscar Pistorius' darker side. Click on the pic to read more. Picture: Themba Hadebe/AP

  • Identity: Is voting colour-blind? Click on the pic to read the full story. Picture: Ray Ochieng/Foto24

  • Child maintenance: Sisters shouldn’t always do it for themselves, argues Pumeza Ceza. Click on the pic to read the column. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press

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Don’t be voting cattle. Think before you make that cross.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu tells South Africans before they cast their ballots on May 7