DA urges South Africans to go out in their numbers to vote
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:25:36
By Lerato Matlala and Neo Motloung
Democratic Alliance National spokesperson Phumzile van Damme has urged South Africans to go and vote in the Local Government Elections on Wednesday.
More than twenty six million South Africans have registered to vote in this year’s poll. Van Damme says the DA is ready for elections.
“We spent hundreds of days on the ground, going to door to door, talking to voters about our offer this election, our offer is we are asking South Africans to join us in voting for change, change that will bring service delivery, honest governance and jobs. We think we are ready, we have given our message to all the voters , what we are busy with now is making sure that every single registered DA voter turns out and vote, we cannot bring change to our municipalities unless every single person turns out and votes. ”
Political parties have been visiting different areas to try and secure votes. All eyes are on the metropolitan municipalities.
“The polls are really looking good for us in the big metros , the battle ground metros as they are called so Tshwane, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay, and Cape Town but it is not just good enough to rely on those polls we need all our voters to make sure they vote tomorrow.”
According to Van Damme, South Africans have expressed discontent with the African National Congress (ANC) government.
“It is the most important election since 1994, it is also the most closely contested elections since 1994. We think this is a great sign of that our democracy is maturing and South Africa can no longer really be considered as a one party state. I also think that it is an indication that South Africans are really tired of the ANC, they have given them ample opportunities to improve services at local government level and they are ready for change that is the message we have gotten from a lot of people from the ground, saying they are tired of the ANC and will be supporting the DA.”
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