Speaker of parliament and ANC chairperson Baleka Mbethe learnt the hard way that IEC Officials will NOT recognise you without a valid South African ID when she had to turn back from a voting station where she was to cast her special vote in Northcliff Johannesburg.

Mbethe whose documents including an ID were  reportedly with her officials eventually voted on Tuesday afternoon with ID at hand downplaying the misunderstanding.

But nothing goes unnoticed in the eyes o social media users.

Some weren’t all amused saying Baleka overplayed her card.

Some advise, DO NOT be like Baleka, take your ID with you when visiting your voting station…