President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right and vote for political parties of their choice on Monday.
He was speaking to the SABC during his campaign trail in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg, on Saturday. On Monday South Africans of voting age will go to the polls to elect their new ward and PR councillors.
Ramaphosa says people must go out in their numbers to vote for whoever they want as enshrined in the constitution.
“Well as much as I am wearing a yellow t-shirt on behalf of the ANC, I have to say I am calling on all South Africans whoever party they support, they must go out in their millions to go and vote. This is our civic duty, it is our civil right, it is a hard-fought-for right. I am expecting that all of us who are registered to vote, will go out in our numbers to vote. And as the president of the republic, I am calling on all South Africans, Monday is your appointment with your democratic destiny, let us go out and vote, whoever we vote for.”
Speaking as the president of the African National Congress Ramaphosa says the ANC will have an outright win.
“Well, firstly on the outcome of the elections, I am not looking out for any form of deal, or coalition, the ANC is going to win outright. That is how positive I am. So, coalitions do not exist in my vocabulary, outright victory is what exists.”
The ANC is going to win this election outright. #VoteANC pic.twitter.com/vKkJCtujaX
— Cyril Ramaphosa ?? #VoteANC (@CyrilRamaphosa) October 30, 2021
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