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'Change will come if you register to vote'

Some people visiting registration centres have told EWN they want change in their communities.

Registration continues in Denver with no incidents this morning. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN
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Local Elections

JOHANNESBURG - A number of people visiting registration centres have told Eyewitness News they want change, with the right people being elected.

Thousands of South Africans and politicians have made their way to voting stations across the country for the final few hours of the voter registration weekend.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says about nine million South Africans aren't registered for the local elections and it's hoping this number will be reduced by the end of today when voting stations close at 5pm.

The Democratic Alliance's Tshwane Mayoral Candidate Solly Msimanga says if people want change in their communities, they must register to vote.

He registered at the Capital Park Primary School in Pretoria after recently changing his address.

DA MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach was also at the school to support him and urged others to take the time this weekend to do the right thing.

“Every single vote counts. People have lost wards on one vote before. Of course the youth is important, when old people like myself are long dead, they will be running this country. They need to get involved. They need to mould the country they will be living in.”

Meanwhile, residents across Johannesburg have been raising concerns about service delivery, electricity and housing, they say they hope these issues are addressed by the right people after casting their votes.

Voting stations will close at 5pm.

If you don't get to register today, you can visit your nearest IEC office during office hours.

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