Election craze: Top five politically related products online

An autographed copy of 'Long Walk to Freedom' is going for R15 000. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

An autographed copy of 'Long Walk to Freedom' is going for R15 000. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

From EFF berets to ballot papers from the 1994 elections, here are online store Gumtree.co.za's top items being bought ahead of the polls.

Ahead of the May 7 general elections, website Gumtree.co.za listed the top five politically related items that people have been buying.

  1. Red Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) berets. These are going for a steal at R100 each, where they would retail at party events for anything up to R300. An order of 1 000 has to be placed, however.
  2. ANC regalia. People are cashing in on the clothes decked out in the colours and prints of the ruling party.
  3. Ballot papers from the 1994 election. Featuring long-extinct formations such as the National Party, the 45 ballots are going at R99 each.(Election ballot paper)
  4. Large prints of Nelson Mandela’s first speech when he was released from prison in 1990. They show the former president speaking on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall, and are going for R250 each with the photographer’s autograph.
  5. An autographed copy of Long Walk to Freedom. One of the more expensive items, this original copy is going for R15 000. It was signed by the former president at the book launch in 1994.

    All photos from Gallo

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