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ANC heavyweights urge indecisive young voters to vote

Nzimande has made his X on the ballot paper here in Emmarentia while reflecting on the significance of the country’s sixth democratic election.

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande arrives in Emmerentia to vote on 8 May 2019. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) heavyweights have urged indecisive and young voters to make use of their constitutional right and vote anyway while reflecting on what freedom fighters endured to bring about a democratic South Africa.

South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has made his mark on the ballot paper in Emmarentia while reflecting on the significance of the country’s sixth democratic election.

"When I come here I cast my eyes back to the darkest days of apartheid and then when you cast your vote you can clearly feel that this country has indeed made a lot of progress despite the many challenges that we still have."

Meanwhile, ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte stood in line with other residents in Bes Valley.

She said that the country would only move forward if everyone made their voice heard on the ballot papers.

"I have a good and solid feeling that we wil see a deepening of our democracy by the end of the voting period tonight."

Both these politicians are hopeful that the country’s future is bright but that it needs a united effort from all South Africans.

GALLERY: South Africans have their say on election day

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