WATCH | My wife is in labour, but I'm voting

The first person to queue to vote at East London City Hall was 32-year-old Jalil Abbas, who arrived there at 5.30am, after leaving his wife in hospital as she was about to give birth to their child.

Please let us know if it's a boy or a girl.

So important are the elections to this East London resident that he left to vote while his wife was in labour. Video by ALAN EASON