Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says choosing not to participate in the forthcoming Local Government Elections is tantamount to abdicating one’s responsibility.
Maimane is among politicians who are out and about to encourage people to register to vote in the August the third elections.
Maimane has told residents of Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, to use their ballots to choose their leaders.
“The voters are the bosses. The politicians are not. The day politicians fear the voters is the day democracy is working. Therefore we must remind the people that when you are saying you are not going to vote you are abdicating your responsibility as a boss because you are saying let other people hire the people that will work for me. Remember when you vote you hire a government so that, that government must work for you,” says Maimane.
Click below to watch for DA in KZN encouraging people to make use of the last registration weekend:
Welcome to the SABC News election website where you can get the latest news and updates on the 2016 municipal elections.
The website features an election live blog reflecting election news and developments as they unfold; livestreams of election rallies and IEC events; social media streams; election TV and radio debates; maps to voting stations; extensive features and information on parties, candidates, voting procedures, municipalities; and much, much more.
In the run-up to the 2016 municipal elections, only 2011 results will be available on the website.
The 2016 live results service will become available during election week (from August 3 2016 onwards).
• For election website queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.