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Mantashe visits Bree Taxi Rank, receives mixed reaction

The Bree Taxi Rank was buzzing more than usual as commuters interacted with Gwede Mantashe.

Gwede Mantashe conducts a walk about through the Johannesburg CBD to encourage people to register to vote. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.
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Local Elections

JOHANNESBURG – There was mixed reaction from commuters at the Bree Taxi Rank as African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe conducted a walk about through the Johannesburg CBD to encourage people to register to vote.

Political parties are taking advantage of the last few hours before the voter registration weekend to get more than 9 million South Africans to register as first time voters. 

Earlier today, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, conducted a walkabout at the Tshwane University of Technology campus in Soshanguve.

The Bree Taxi Rank was buzzing more than usual as commuters interacted with Mantashe.

Some commuters said they were pleased to see the politician.

“I am extremely happy,” one person said.

But others were not impressed.

“I don’t feel it will change my life in any way because we are being forced to vote for something that is not working,” another said.

Mantashe said the walk-about wasn’t part of the ANC's campaign but merely to encourage people to register to vote for the party of their party of choice.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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