Vote in Mandela's memory - Zuma

2013-12-31 21:03

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Johannesburg - South Africans must exercise their right to vote in honour of the equality for which former president Nelson Mandela fought, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

"As we start the new year, let us also remember one of the pivotal rights we gained in 1994, which Tata Madiba could only exercise for the first time in his 70s: the right to vote," he said in his new year's message.

He called on those who had not yet registered for the 2014 elections to do so.

Zuma said life had improved for millions since 1994, but some people were still waiting.

"Therefore, our work is not yet completed."

Mandela died in his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on 5 December, at the age of 95.

The sixth democratic general elections will be held in 2014.

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