President Ramaphosa: Every vote counts

President Ramaphosa: Every vote counts

President Cyril Ramaphosa claims that voters have the potential to strengthen local government through voting.

In a taped message, he addressed the people ahead of the Local Government Elections, which will take place on Monday.

South Africans will vote tomorrow in the most contested Local Government Elections in history, according to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).

“Local government elections are about issues that affect all of us, such as housing, energy, water, sanitation, and safe roads.” We’d all like to have better service.

“We all want to have decent, sustainable work. We all want to see our businesses grow and for our communities to thrive. This can only happen if local government is strong,” President Ramaphosa said.

He called on each South African to exercise their “constitutional responsibility as a citizen to build our democracy” through casting their ballot.

“I call on each and every South African who is registered… to go out [on Monday] and vote for the candidate and the party of your choice. Your vote counts. Every single vote counts.

“With your vote, you are building a better South Africa, a South Africa with strong, well run and effective municipalities that can improve the lives of every citizen,” he said.

The President said voting is not the only way South Africans can make a difference.

“You can also make a difference by visiting one of the hundreds of COVID-19 vaccination stations that will be in operation at voting stations around the country,” President Ramaphosa said.

Voting stations are expected to open at 7am to 9pm on Monday. – SAnews

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