President Cyril Ramaphosa Announces That 2024 General Elections Will Take Place on 29 May

President Cyril Ramaphosa Announces That 2024 General Elections Will Take Place on 29 May

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will go vote before June in this year's elections
  • The 2024 General Elections will be held on 29 May 2024 and the president announced that the country is ready
  • Stellenbosch University's Dr Zwelinzima Ndevu told Briefly News what he thought of the announcement
  • Netizens rejoiced that the voting date was announced and that they were also ready to vote so they could, in their words, remove the ANC from power

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa released the election date and South Africans celebrated
Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will vote on 29 May 2024 and SA is excited. Images: Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Flashpop
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SA President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the upcoming 2024 General Elections would be held on 29 May this year. After what many believe was a delay in announcing the date of the elections, South Africans are excited that they will be heading to the polls to vote the African National Congress out.

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According to the presidency, which posted the announcement on their X account, @PresidencyZA, Ramaphosa convened with the premiers of all nine provinces and the Independent Electoral Commission and discussed the country's readiness to head to the polls.

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Ramapnhosa further called on everyone eligible to vote to participate in the elections. This year's elections mark the country's 30th year as a democratic republic. Ramaphosa also said that these elections celebrate the country's democratic journey and called on those who haven't registered to vote to do so online. View the tweet here:

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Stellenbosch University professor speaks to Briefly News

Professor Zwelinzima Ndevu shared his thoughts on the date with Briefly News.

"The announcement of the election date brings to the end the suspense associated with the uncertainty of when the elections will take place. It also helps political parties to plan better planning for their campaign program. We know that many of them have started with a manifesto launch. However, one needed to time their campaign momentum perfectly," he said.
"It is not normal to have election date pronouncement delayed. For example, the president has to consider many factors, including the business of the current legislatures and the period that the term expires."

Netizens are ecstatic to vote this year

South Africans are excited about the announcement.

Thole said:

"29 May 2024. We will be there to vote the ANC out."

Kea pointed out:

" 'President Ramaphosa announced the date he will be voted out' sounds better."

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CHEGOFATSO exclaimed:

"I can't wait to vote against the ANC."

Proud SA Citizen added:

"29 May we help him to leave the Union Buildings."

Taylor X observed:

"We will vote these old fossils out of power."

Johannes Jawawa:

"Now the time is coming."

Experts warn of protests before 2024 General Elections

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that governance expert Dr Sam Khoza said there could be service delivery protests during the elections.

He revealed that many in the country live in poverty and those anxious about change might trigger widespread protests. Netizens discussed his predictions with some agreeing and others accusing him of stirring the pot.

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