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ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa is on the campaign trail in Soweto

President Cyril Ramaphosa kicked off the ANC’s campaign for the upcoming municipal elections in Soweto on Saturday, 18 September.

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African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa officially launched the party’s 2021 Municipal Election campaign in Soweto, Johannesburg on Saturday morning, 18 July. The ANC’s election campaign coincides with the final IEC voter registration weekend for the upcoming elections, which will be held in November.


The ANC said Ramaphosa would be on the ground on Saturday leading a mass mobilisation campaign that would urge all eligible voters to go and register or update their details ahead of the 2021 Municipal Elections that is scheduled to take place on 1 November.

Ramaphosa is expected to lead door-to-door campaigns in Meadowlands, Naledi and Chiawelo – where he grew up. The President of the Republic cast his vote in the last general elections, in 2019, at Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, where he is registered to vote.

The ANC’s election campaign in Soweto on Saturday ends with two community meetings at the CC Sports Ground and Thokoza Park during the afternoon.

This weekend – 18 and 19 September – is the last weekend to register for the upcoming elections. Online registration is also expected to close when the election is proclaimed at midnight on Monday, 20 September.

Ramaphosa spoke to the media while on the campaign trail and said he did not make the decision to grant former President Jacob Zuma medical parole, as was previously reported. He said he was only informed about the decision once the parole was granted by Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser.

“Arthur Fraser is a commissioner of prisons and he took the decision as he did after receiving the report. I got to know once the decision was taken,” said Ramaphosa.