07 February 2014
Zuma today announced the election date saying the electoral term of the present
government will come to an end on April 22. The 2014 presidential and provincial elections
will be held on the 7th of May.
Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said these are historic elections as
they take place during the 20th anniversary of our freedom from apartheid
announcement comments come as the Electoral Commission of South Africa has
appealed to all eligible voters to make use of the final registration drive
this weekend to register or verify their registration for this year's national
and provincial elections.
Maharaj also said national
general elections in the Republic of South Africa will be
held on the 7th of
May 2014, throughout the country.
Meanwhile the Democratic
Aliiance has issued a statement defending DA leader Helen Zille for allegedly
leaking confidential information about the announcement of the election date.
Premier Zille, Zak Mbhele said in response to her tweets, there’s a complete
over- reaction because she said nothing substantive about the content of the
President’s announcement would be.
“She merely said
that there would be an announcement today, but she did not reveal dates or
anything else that would be considered confidential information.” Mbhele added
He concluded by
saying that the purpose that the premier had in making her tweets was to
supports what the presidency was intending to do which is to maximise public
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