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Maimane: 'If you want a job, you must register to vote'

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane says young people suffer the highest unemployment rates in the country, therefore they must register to vote.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane accompanied Eastridge resident Sharon Lee Williams, a Chrysalis Academy graduate, to a voting station to register to vote today. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) was in Mitchell’s Plain today to encourage young people to register to vote ahead of the general elections in May.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane accompanied Eastridge resident Sharon Lee Williams, a Chrysalis Academy graduate, to a voting station to register to vote today.

Maimane and Western Cape MECs made their way through the busy Mitchell’s Plain Town Centre this morning.

Some Shoppers and traders were surprised by his presence and chanted the party’s name, while others seemed uninterested.

Maimane says young people suffer the highest unemployment rates in the country, therefore they must register to vote.

“If you want a job, you must register to vote.”

Earlier today, former Mayor Patricia de Lille accused the DS in a tweet of using her name to win support. Maimane says he is not sure what she is referring to.

“I focus on what the DA is doing, building a party for all South Africans. There’ll be many voices out there from Hlaudi Motsoeneng, to Patricia de Lille.

‘VOTING GIVES YOUNG PEOPLE A VOICE’

Eighteen-year-old Sharon Williams has been at the Chrysalis Academy for three months where she learnt life skills and physical development skills.

Williams, who registered as a voter for the first time today, says it’s important for young people to vote as it gives them a voice.

“If I’m not going to vote, my vote will fall any place where I wouldn’t want it to go.”

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