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Alliance leaders on registration drive

2014-02-09 18:46

Johannesburg - Leaders of the ANC and the SA Communist Party embarked on a door-to-door campaign on Sunday, in the protest-hit townships of Zithobeni near Bronkhorstspruit and Bekkersdal, in efforts to get more people registered to vote, the ANC said.

"Thoko Didiza, David Makhura, Solly Mapaila... the ANC leadership were in Bekkersdal to encourage people to register. The registration in the areas is going well," the ANC said in a statement.

"Most people are excited to register in the area. We are exhilarated with the turn-out of people registered yesterday."

Last week, violent service delivery protests erupted in the townships of Zithobeni, Rethabiseng, and Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit over the high price of electricity.

Protesters torched the Zithobeni's satellite police station and municipal offices.

"This is the final voter registration and people must use the opportunity wisely to register to vote for their future," the ANC said on Sunday.

The party was encouraged by the turn-out during the final voter-registration weekend before the upcoming elections, scheduled for 7 May 2014.

"It is very encouraging to note that 201 000 people registered yesterday, we still want more people to go and register today."

The ruling party said it intensified its electioneering in areas controlled by opposition parties.

"We are intensifying with all efforts to win Gauteng, including the DA-controlled Midvaal. This week intense voter registration drives have focused on the youth to ensure that all of them register."

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