The Cape Times reports:
The IEC [Independent Electoral Commission] put out a statement yesterday discouraging selfies in the voting booth, saying that it spoils the secrecy of the vote.
If you wanted to take a picture of yourself participating in democracy, the IEC said: “It is an offence to take and/or publish photographs which reveal a person’s vote on a ballot paper” – even if that vote is your own.
“Upon conviction, offenders will be liable to a fine or a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year.”
The announcement was sparked by a flood of voter selfies from abroad last week when expats took to the polls. South Africans around the world took pictures of themselves and their ballots.