DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, took advantage of the voter’s ability to cast their ballot at any voting station, by lining up with the people of Dobsonville, in Soweto, to have his say on the future of South Africa.
Since the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) gave allowance for voters to be able to cast their ballot at any polling station in the country, Maimane opted to make an appearance in Dobsonville, Soweto.
“I feel honoured to vote in Soweto, where a large part of our struggle for freedom was forged & where so many of our past leaders hail from.
“I am extremely proud to say that, through my vote, I played my part in bringing change to SA & Gauteng!” he said.
Why Mmusi Maimane voted in Dobsonville
This is an indication that, at a national level, the official opposition’s goal is to conquer the Gauteng province, an area that is historically attached to the ANC.
Soon after casting his vote, the DA leader joined his comrade, Solly Msimanga, the party’s Gauteng Premier Candidate, at the Capital Park Primary School, in Tshwane.
📸 Current situation at Capital Park Primary School, Tshwane in Gauteng!
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In a statement, Maimane asserted that more than anything, he was voting for change.
“People change. Governments change. This change is a normal and necessary part of any healthy democracy. And now, after 25 years of failed ANC government, it is our duty to bring the next wave of change to our country and to this province of Gauteng,”he said.
Watch: Maimane casts his vote on Election Day