South Africans to vote on 3 August

Voting to decide who will run our Municipalities for the next five years will take place on 3 August 2016.

President Zuma made the announcement yesterday.

“The elections will take place on 3 August, 2016,” a statement from the presidency read.

“The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and undertake any other requirements.”

However, the IEC earlier this week cancelled all by-elections in South Africa due to the voters roll not containing voters residential addresses, which the Electoral Court ruled could lead to elections that are not free or fair.

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According to the Constitution of South Africa, the Municipal elections must take place before 16 August 2016.

Voters are urged to visit their voting stations this weekend to make sure they correctly registered on the voters roll.

truewan Feb 2016