Cape Town voters spoilt for choice
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:30:40
Voters in the City of Cape Town will be spoiled for choice when they go the polls on Wednesday morning.
With 37 political parties contesting the polls, the metro has the longest ballot paper in the country.
In the 2011 municipal election, the Democratic Alliance (DA) secured 65 of the vote and it hopes to strengthen its position this time around.
There are three million voters registered to vote in the Western Cape. The bulk of these voters, nearly two thirds, are set to cast their ballot within the Metro.
The DA hopes to consolidate gains made in the metro. Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille, who is vying for another term as Mayor, says the party hopes the electorate will give them another five years for what she says is visible progress in communities.
We’ll have a few showers lingering in the morning towards the western parts to the Cape Metropole
However, the African National Congress’s (ANC) Mayoral candidate, Xolani Sotashe says there is still much inequality between different more affluent and poor communities and says residents should vote for the ANC.
Meanwhile, the Cape Town weather office predicts less than ideal weather in the Western Cape for Election Day.
There will be cold weather, persistent strong winds and rain.
Forecaster, Michael Barns, says the cold front that arrived on Tuesday night, is expected to continue until Wednesday tonight.
“We’ll have a few showers lingering in the morning towards the western parts to the Cape Metropole and the West Coast district and rain throughout the Western Cape, this will clear out by the evening with just some showers on the South Coast.”