Local government election a public holiday

By Iviwe Makhasi

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially decided to announce local government election day (1 November 2021) as a public holiday.

The president called on all registered voters to use this holiday to go to the polls and elect their leaders who will assist the government to deliver services to the people.

Voters who will be traveling are reminded that they should know that a person must vote in the place where he or she is registered and not elsewhere.

He also urged members of the public to ensure that on polling day, people must ensure that they adhere to the health requirements of Covid 19 so that everyone is safe, and employers are urged to give voters the opportunity to exercise their voting rights without intimidation.

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