With less than two months left before the upcoming Local Government Elections, many South African youths are still not decided on who to vote for.
As Election Day draws near, the two most popular parties namely African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have launched their manifestos for the August 3rd poll, candidate lists have been submitted and parties are now preparing for intensive promotion of their manifestos.
With so many parties registered for the elections, some youths in Johannesburg are yet to decide where they will be putting their mark next to.
Johannesburg is one of the metros expected to be closely contested, with the ANC, DA and EFF aiming to run the metropolitan city at the heart of the country’s economic activity.
Koketso Seletela, 21, from Tembisa says service delivery is what she is expecting from whoever she votes for. “If you promise me you are going to deliver, I expect you to deliver.”
The run up to the elections has been marred by service delivery protests, with places like Vuwani (Limpopo), Zandspruit (Gauteng), Grabouw (Western Cape) and Sweetwaters (Eastern Cape) having experienced such protests in recent months.
20 year old Sherille Dunstan says she will only decide who she will vote for after her exams.
“I will decide who to vote for closer to the time.”
Some are concerned about how political parties conduct themselves in the media.
Nsovo Muluzani says he expects proper conduct from whoever he will choose as his political representative.
“So if those parties stop fighting, I will decide who to vote for.”
Muneerah Hercules says she will only make her decision after going through the manifestos.
Watch what the youth had to say on the video below:
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