An estimated 79% don’t know their ward councillor: Twitter poll

Do you know who your ward councillor is? As local elections close in, SABC Digital News posed this question on Social Media.

On the August 3 South Africans who have registered to vote, will take to the polls for their voices to be heard.

On Facebook, Asnath Mmankgotse Modikwe says, “Yes I do know her, a very hardworking woman – very proud of her!”

Evon Maliyavuza Ncube from Tshwane shares the same sentiments. “Yes, the Ward 77 councillor is Cedric Tsila, he’s a hard worker from Olievenhoutbosch in Tshwane.”

However, Dumisani Cedric Mate believes he will gain nothing from knowing who his local councillor is.

“…I also don’t want to know,” he adds.

Mate’s sentiments were echoed by Sarah Aphane. “I don’t even bother myself to know … these people are useless.”

According to the snap poll SABC Digital News ran on Twitter, 21% of the participants out of 198 voters said Yes they know their ward councillor while 79% said No.

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