- Local government elections opened today, 1 November, and political parties are using their platforms to push people to vote
- ActionSA, the EFF, DA and OneSA's leaders have all shared posts on Twitter in an attempt to boost the moods of their followers to gain votes
- Although the ruling party has been campaigning in various areas, they seem to be quiet on social media for now
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1 November marks the beginning of change. The country will be participating in the local government elections today and political parties are hyping their followers and supporters up.
Herman Mashaba of ActionSA, Julius Malema of the EFF, John Steenhuisen of the DA and Mmusi Maimane of the OneSA movement have shared posts online to push people to go out and vote for change.
It seems as though the ANC is quiet, for now.
Political parties use social media to campaign
The aforementioned parties have been using numerous social networking platforms to campaign for votes. Now that it's D-Day, it seems their campaign is strengthening.
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Herman Mashaba - ActionSA
@TablecharmG wrote in response to Mashaba:
"Remember the ActionSA logo when you cast your votes... No mistakes! #VoteActionSA"
"In Gauteng, we are voting ActionSA."
"Green is life #ActionSA is our only hope."
Julius Malema - EFF
"Today me and my family will be voting for EFF."
"We #VoteEFF because we want #LandAndJobsManje."
"We are EFF and EFF is us CIC @Julius_S_Malema."
John Steenhuisen - DA
"My DA vote done. Wish you the best of luck."
@Fareedmk1 responded to Steenhuisen with:
"On my way to cast my vote right now."
"VIVA DA VIVA DA!!!!"
Mmusi Maimane - OneSA
"Arr mara you are confusing us."
"Ntate Mmusi when did you campaign for your party? Because most of the parties were campaigning and we saw them on TV and everywhere but never saw yours campaigning?"
Cyril Ramaphosa - ANC
@ConCaracal said in response to Ramaphosa:
"I call on all South Africans who are eligible and registered to vote to go out in their numbers and exercise their constitutional right and civic duty to not vote ANC."
"I wish I was voting for @CyrilRamaphosa and not the @MYANC. My own opinion."
"ANC 4 LIFE."
Politicians play dirty: DA claims that a vote for ActionSA could mean the EFF in power
In other election news, Briefly News previously reported that members of the DA and ActionSA have their claws pointed at one another following some pretty brutal comments. According to DA Deputy Federal Council Chair Thomas Walters, a vote for ActionSA is a vote for the EFF.
His accusations come just days before the municipal elections and definitely pack a punch. In a letter, Walters claims current ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba unduly used his time as the Mayor of Johannesburg to lobby for the EFF, The Citizen reports.
Mashaba has since responded to the claims, calling the DA's stance "laughable" and "hypocritical", especially given the party's previously upbeat attitude at forming a coalition government with the EFF.
Source: Briefly News