Zuma declares Election Day holiday
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has declared May 18, the day of the local government elections, a public holiday.
"In terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act, 1994, President Jacob Zuma has declared 18 May 2011 as a public holiday throughout the republic," the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The declaration will enable voters to participate in the local government elections on the day.
"The president wishes all political parties well as they prepare for the elections."