Johannesburg - Young South Africans should play a key
role in government, the DA said on Tuesday.
"We don't pay lip service to young people who want
to come in [to our party] and lead, they can do so," DA Gauteng premier
candidate Mmusi Maimane told a group of young people in Milpark, Johannesburg.
He was speaking at a campaign hosted by youth culture
The Voting is Power (VIP) campaign is focused on
encouraging 16 to 35-year-olds to be active, informed citizens.
"We must have a day where young South Africans have
a key role in government."
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Gauteng premier candidate
Dali Mpofu said his party was in essence a party for the young as it was formed
by young people and its manifesto focused on issues young people experienced.
"The reason why the youth responds to the EFF is
because the issues come from them.
"[Political] apathy among young people is worrying.
Most people talk to the youth, not with the youth," he said.
Agang SA chief operating officer Andrew Gasnolar said based
on the number of people registered to vote on 7 May, most young people had
chosen not to vote.
He said the youth did not feel empowered.Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.
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