Holomisa urges citizens to exercise their constitutional right, vote wisely

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa voted earlier today at the Acadia Primary School in Pretoria.

FILE: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says the people of South Africa should exercise their Constitutional right and vote wisely today so they can start seeing progress in their municipalities.

Holomisa voted earlier today at the Acadia Primary School in Pretoria.

He says the people of South Africa now have the opportunity of rectify the mistakes of the past.

Holomisa says he is hoping South Africans will vote to reduce the power of the African National Congress (ANC).

"Go out in full force and send a message that never again shall we put all our eggs in one basket because such an exercise brings corruption."

Meanwhile, leader of the Freedom Front Plus Pieter Mulder also cast his vote earlier at the NG Kerk in Tlokwe.

He says contrary to popular belief; the party is gaining support from more black people because they realise the ANC is failing them.

"Black people feel oppressed and see that the Freedom Front Plus as somebody that can help them."

Voting will continue until 7pm this evening and voters are encouraged to make their way to stations as soon as possible.