The youth leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in the Western Cape, Cheslyn Swartz, has called on young people to vote for the party in the May elections.

Swartz was speaking at an ACDP rally in Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats. He says their manifesto has a strong focus on youth and women empowerment.

“Because they need their voice to be heard the youth number two the youth needs a place or a party that can come alongside them that can support them that can push their dreams and visions, currently in Cape Town we are not seeing that where youth are allowed to portray their dreams and goals and the youth in Cape Town we need the youth to invest in their gifts they must say this is our home,” says Swartz.

Swartz maintains that the youth is their focus, ” they need their voice to be heard, number one. Number two, the youth need a place or a party that come along with them, that can push their dreams and their vision. Currently in Cape Town we’re not seeing where youth are allowed to portray their gifts and their goals in their country.”

The ACDP says its campaign kicked off two years ago and it will bear fruit at the ballot box.

ACDP Western Cape Premier candidate, Ferlon Christians says the party is aiming for a majority win in the province.

“People want change, people have voted in 1994 and they’ve voted and there was no change. And we had to go look for those voters that do not want to vote and we encourage them to come back and vote because we need a change and we need a difference do those people we’re targeting those ones who do not want to vote so they are filling up our halls,” says Christians.