President Jacob Zuma declares 3 August 2016 a public holiday

24 Jun 2016

President Jacob Zuma has declared 3 August 2016, the date of the 2016 Municipal Elections, a public holiday.

The purpose is to enable all South Africans who are eligible to vote to exercise their right on 3 August 2016.

“Voting is a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution. It is important that citizens are granted an opportunity to exercise this right freely. This is particularly so when they elect this sphere of government that is closest to them”, said President Zuma.

President Zuma has called on all eligible voters to go out in numbers to vote on 3 August 2016.

This year marks 16 years of democratic local government in South Africa.
 
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E-mail: bongani@presidency.gov.za

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