- Virtually all political parties got involved in encouraging their members to ready themselves for general elections next year
- Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was amoung the leaders of political parties getting involved in the action. He urged South Africans to hold every political party to account when they vote in next year's general elections
- Despite most people being positive about the messages from political parties urging them to check their registration details, there were some who were not amused
President Cyril Ramaphosa started off the voter registration weekend with an early morning walk in Soweto, while other political parties also encouraged their supporters to register to vote.
Briefly.co.za learned that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane visited different voting stations around Gauteng on Saturday with Jozi mayor, Herman Mashaba.
Maimane also called on young South Africans to vote following low number of youth votes in the 2016 local elections. He says citizens should compare the governance of each political party to make an informed decision.
“This is the first elections where I believe that we can have an assessment of what the ANC government has done. Compare governments. If you look at what the DA government is doing, you can see corruption is being eradicated and unemployment is being decreased.”
Meanwhile, some potential voters have already begun holding political parties to account.
Twitter users expressed disappointment with what they consider as scaremongering by the DA due to suggestions sent in text messages that the ANC and EFF were working together to take all private homes and land.
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