Last-minute election campaign cram

A number of parties are campaigning in various parts of the country ahead of Wednesday’s poll.

A number of parties are campaigning in various parts of the country ahead of Wednesday’s poll. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - There is a visible police presence in Siqalo near Mitchells Plain ahead of Wednesday provincial and national elections.

The area has been rocked by violent service delivery protests over the past few months.

Angry residents, who damaged an Independent Electoral Commission ( IEC) tent during the last voter registration weekend, threatened to disrupt tomorrow's voting.

Threats made my infuriated Siqalo residents seem to have been taken seriously by authorities.

A police nyala is stationed close to the informal settlement, which is situated along the busy Vanguard Drive.

The voting station, which has been moved to inside a shopping complex in the area, is also heavily guarded.

Officers can be seen patrolling the area where the white tent is erected.

Residents have been at odds with the City of Cape Town over several issues, including access to running water and toilets.


With less than a day before the elections, some political parties are cramming in last minute electioneering in Cape Town.

Parties are required by law to stop campaigning at midnight.

The ANC's Songezo Mjongile says the party intends canvassing for votes until the very last minute.

"We are reminding people and encouraging them to go out and vote. We will be distributing T-shirts."

The Economic Freedom Fighter's ( EFF) Nazier Paulsen says they'll be holding a vigil in Langa to pray for peaceful polls.

"We continue with our red waves across the Western Cape in the various communities. I will end my campaign by addressing students at the University of Cape Town."

AgangSA says it'll be spending the day educating people on how to vote.

The party's Andrew Gasnolar says they'll be focusing on several communities in Cape Town as well as in Gauteng.

Party members will visit areas including Soweto and Katlehong this afternoon.