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Zuma declares 3 August public holiday 

President Jacob Zuma has declared the 3rd of August a public holiday. The President says this will allow all potential voters the chance to get to the polls.

 

“Voting is a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution. It is important that citizens are granted an opportunity to exercise this right freely. This is particularly so when they elect this sphere of government that is closest to them”, said Zuma.

President Zuma has called on all eligible voters to go out in numbers to vote on the day of the local government elections – 3 August 2016.

This year marks 16 years of democratic local government in South Africa.

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