South Africans get rare glimpse of Mandela

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Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) — South Africans got a rare glimpse of former President Nelson Mandela as he voted in local municipal elections at his home in Johannesburg on Monday.

The ailing Nobel laureate and first democratically-elected president of South Africa was seen in photos released by the South African government voting at home ahead of the Wednesday elections.

This is the first time that the Mandela has been unable to travel to a polling station since the first democratic elections in 1994.

Since retiring, Mandela has voted at the Houghton Golf Club which is close to his Johannesburg home.

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