Zuma to join ANC leaders on voter registration drive
The ruling party has given an update on its state of readiness. The ANC says it will embark on an intensive voter registration drive through visits to various communities.
JOHANNESBURG - As the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) embarks on its first big registration drive this weekend, the African National Congress (ANC) says it's leaders, including former president Jacob Zuma, will be deployed to various parts of the country.
The ruling party has given an update on its state of readiness.
The ANC says it will embark on an intensive voter registration drive through visits to various communities.
The party has called on South Africans and young people in particular to register.
The party's head of elections Fikile Mbalula said: “The campaign of the ANC is led by the president of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa. So, there is no question about those who come on board to complement the campaign and volunteer for the African National Congress. President Zuma, in his retirement as the former president and a veteran, has availed himself.”
Earlier on Friday, it emerged that Mbalula has resigned as a Member of Parliament (MP).
Mbalula is the second former minister after Lynne Brown to resign as an MP, following Ramaphosa’s changes to Cabinet.
#ANC The ruling party's head of elections Fikile Mbalula is giving an update on the ANC state of readiness ahead of this weekends voter registration drive. The ANC has called on all South Africans especially the youth to come out in their numbers. TK pic.twitter.com/1RJ0eZzonj— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 9, 2018
#ANC Mbalula says Former President Jacob Zuma has availed himself to be deployed and he will be in and around Nkandla where he resides this voter registration weekend. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 9, 2018