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Motshekga to WC voters: How can the ANC win your support?

Motshekga appealed to the youth in particular to register to take part in the elections.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday that 78,2 percent of grade 12 learners passed the National Senior Certificate exams in 2013. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN
ANC,2016 local government elections,Western Cape,Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
Local Elections

CAPE TOWN – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on Western Cape voters to tell them what the party has to do to gain their votes. 

Motshekga is among the African National Congress (ANC) heavyweights launching the party's local government election campaign in the province this weekend. 

She joined Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa in Paarl where they addressed a gathering of religious leaders this afternoon. 

A small group of religious leaders gathered at the annunciation hall to listen to ANC leaders on the campaign trail.

The minister called on them to encourage residents to register to vote in the local government elections later this year.

Motshekga said they were appealing to the youth in particular to register to partake in the elections.

She told the gathering the ANC wanted to turn over a new leaf in the Western Cape, and that the party wanted residents to let them know what they had to do to get their votes.

The election date has yet to be announced, but President Jacob Zuma has indicated it could be in August.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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