https://web.facebook.com/111483097853944/posts/148296497505937/?_rdc=1&_rdrOscar Mabuyane, the Eastern Cape ANC Chairperson and Premier were overwhelmingly rejected by the people when he ran for the position. When he was rejected and chased away by the neighbourhood, his bodyguard jumped out of his dancy SUV vehicle and pulled a pistol on them. "Dubula, Dubula," the residents exclaimed. After ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, David Makhura, and the late Jolidee Matongo were all told "trek" at Chiawelo, Soweto, while campaigning, this was the result.
Oscar Mabuyane, the Premier and ANC Chairperson of the Eastern Cape, has called for young people to register to vote in order to guarantee greater voter participation in the local government elections on November 1. The elections are scheduled to take place on November 1.
Mabuyane advised people of the province, both young and old, to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to register on Saturday and Sunday in order to be eligible to vote in the next elections.
He said that low voter participation in local government elections had been disappointing in the past and that the party want to see more people come out to vote this time around, according to him. Individuals may register to vote and check that their voting statuses are accurate at polling locations throughout the nation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Election Day, which is on November 6.
“We are appealing with young people who have never voted before and who have just recently become 18 years old to take advantage of this opportunity,” Mabuyane added.
He encouraged people to use their right to vote in order to assert their rights and guarantee that they have a government that would be responsible to them as individuals.
We must all work together to ensure that the election and voting rights that we are providing to the public are carefully preserved and safeguarded by all of us. We are putting in long hours for the sake of our nation's future, which he described as "a unified, non-sexist, non-racial, democratic, and wealthy society."
Meanwhile, ANC national spokesman Pule Mabe revealed this week that members of the party's top six and the national executive committee would be travelling across the country to encourage people to vote in the upcoming elections.
When it comes to voter registration in the Eastern Cape, the ruling party, which has been weakened by staff protests over unpaid wages, has enlisted the help of its treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile, to encourage prospective voters to register.
Nelson Mandela Bay needs stability and development, which is why the Democratic Alliance is fighting for an absolute majority administration in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Norman Silke is the Democratic Alliance's Eastern Cape spokesman.
Mashatile will pay a visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, which serves as a political battleground for several political parties.
The metro system is presently being managed by a partnership headed by the Democratic Alliance.
In the 2016 local government elections in Nelson Mandela Bay, the Democratic Alliance (DA) received the most votes and formed a coalition with minor parties to force the ANC out of office.
Norman Silke, the Democratic Alliance's Eastern Cape spokesman, said that the provincial leadership, councillors, and activists will be working throughout the province to urge people to register for the elections.
In an interview with Silke, the party said that it hoped to win Nelson Mandela Bay by an absolute majority this time around.
In order to restore stability and prosperity to the metro, the Democratic Alliance is fighting for an absolute majority administration in Nelson Mandela Bay, according to Silke.
Visits to Nelson Mandela Bay communities will be made by the Democratic Alliance's national spokesperson Siviwe Gwarube, Eastern Cape deputy provincial leader Bobby Stevenson, Gqeberha northern areas constituency leader Yusuf Cassim, and DA campaign manager Retief Odendaal over the course of the voter registration weekend.
The IEC opened voter registration after losing its appeal to the Constitutional Court to postpone the local government elections until next year. Voter registration was previously closed.
In a statement on Thursday, Sy Mamabolo, the Independent Electoral Commission's top electoral officer, said that the commission was prepared for voter registration this weekend and the elections on November 1.
Mamabolo said that the IEC had also written to Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi, requesting that he assist the IEC in submitting a proposal to President Cyril Ramaphosa to designate election day as a national holiday.
According to him, the goal of this intervention is to provide all voters with an equal opportunity to participate in the polls without being hampered by business and job concerns on election day.
The importance of voting in the local government election, according to Mamabolo, is underscored by the fact that municipal councils play a critical role in delivering services that directly impact people on a daily basis.
“Participation in elections, which is impossible without registration, offers a chance for citizens to influence the affairs of their local communities. The involvement of many sections of our society, particularly youth and people with disabilities, would help to improve local government operations.
We thus encourage all eligible voters to register over the weekend, and we encourage those who have moved or changed their addresses to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to update their registration information,” Mamabolo said.
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