President Jacob Zuma has arrived at the Independent Electoral Commission Results Operations Centre in Pretoria. On the eve of the much-anticipated local government elections, President Zuma is also expected to address the media at the centre.
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Meanwhile, President Zuma has urged employers to give their workers time off to allow them to vote on Wednesday. This is as leaders of political parties wind up their voter support campaigns before midnight.
Zuma says, “On Wednesday, it’s a holiday so that the people can have an opportunity to vote. Go there and vote for your party and nobody must deny you that right. Use your vote to determine the direction of the party.”
There are about 26 million voters who have registered for what has been termed the most competitive and closely contested municipal polls since the advent of democracy in 1994.
President Zuma has congratulated those who have already cast their special votes on Monday and those planning to do that on Tuesday.
However, President Zuma has appealed to employers to release their workers tomorrow and urged citizens to exercise their voting rights.
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