Statement on voter registration

Statement on voter registration

11 November 2013

The African National Congress in Limpopo is pleased with the response of the people of the province in support of the IEC voter registration weekend of 9-10 November 2013. According to the IEC Chief Executive Officer, Nkaro Mateta, more than 120 000 people visited the voter registration centres in the length and breadth of the province. While old voters went to the IEC centres to verify that they still appeared on the voters roll, the ANC is excited that a lot of young first time voters responded so positively in their numbers.

The resounding success of the past weekend can be attributed to the vigorous campaign conducted by the IEC itself. However, the role played by the ANC in Limpopo to cajole young and old to go to the voting centres cannot be under-estimated. Led by our deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, we covered the entire province in a comprehensive charm offensive to woo Limpopo voters to ensure that by the time elections are held n ext year they are ready and willing to vote.

Our deputy president started his campaign on Saturday in Westernburg, proceeded to nearby Seshego followed by hordes of journalists covering his interaction with the ordinary people of Limpopo. On Sunday, the juggernaut moved to rural Blouberg whereby the leadership met with kgoshi Malebogo in the chief’s kraal before proceeding to meet the community at the traditional office. Other NEC leaders like Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi also campaigned in the Vhembe district where churches were visited and organized community structures pledged their support for the sterling work done by the ANC-led government.

The ANC is now waiting for the official report to be released by the IEC during the course of this week to enlighten the province about the real success of voter registration weekend.

Issued by
Joy Matshoge

Sello Lediga