6 May 2019

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Casts His Vote in Chiawelo, Soweto, 8 May

press release

President Ramaphosa spent his early life in Soweto and is registered to vote in Chiawelo.

President Ramaphosa has once more encouraged eligible voters to go out in their numbers to participate in the sixth democratic national and provincial elections.

Underscoring his message to this effect in the 2019 State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa said: "As part of our celebration of 25 years of freedom and democracy, this election is an important milestone in our development as a nation and it is our duty as citizens to exercise our hard-won right to determine the direction in which the country moves. Our vote ensures that our democracy remains vibrant and inclusive."

Issued by: Independent Electoral Commission

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