MPUMALANGA- On Saturday morning, voters showed up at Thandulwazi Primary School in KaNyamazane, close to Mbombela.
In order to encourage South Africans, particularly young people, to take part in 2024’s general elections, the Electoral Commission ( IEC ) is running a nationwide voter registration campaign all weekend.
There are 11, 811 registration stations in Mpumalanga, and the registration campaign has trained and recruited just over 5,800 employees.
Eveline Simelane, 65, was the first person to cast a ballot on Saturday morning.
She said she was disappointed that there were n’t any young people in the voter registration line and that they ought to be change agents.
She expressed her desire for more young people to register to vote later on Saturday to Eyewitness News.
- Over 23, 000 stations are open for voter registration this weekend.
- How to sign up to vote in the general elections in 2024
- Political parties beg SAns to care about the future of their nation.
- IEC’s main goal is to encourage younger people to cast ballots.
All three of Mpumalanga’s districts, which are dealing with issues like aging infrastructure, sizable water debts, and vandalism, were spearheaded by political party leaders in the voter registration drive.
Collen Sedibe of the Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF ) and Jane Sithole from the Democratic Alliance ( DA ) were in the Nkangala District Municipality’s eMalahleni.
Cassel Mathale and Zweli Mkhize, members of the African National Congress ( ANC), were currently residing in the Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni Districts, respectively.
With the exception of a few issues they ran into in eMalahleni, the voting registration process on Saturday went according to ANC secretary Sello Matshoga in Nkangala.
However, there is a problem everywhere, so we must go back and urge people to sign up, especially those who were born between 2005 and 2006.
Jane Sithole, the district attorney:
IEC was promptly opened. Around the province, there were no problems, and we have a task team that will inform us if they encounter any challenges.