Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Zuma's New Year message: vote in Mandela's memory

No Fear No Favour No Zuma 2014........

Sapa | 01 January, 2014 08:42

President Jacob Zuma addresses the media after unveiling a 9-metre bronze statue of the late former President Nelson Mandela as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria December 16, 2013. 

South Africans must exercise their right to vote in honour of the equality for which former president Nelson Mandela fought, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

"As we start the new year, let us also remember one of the pivotal rights we gained in 1994, which Tata Madiba could only exercise for the first time in his 70s: the right to vote," he said in his new year's message.
He called on those who had not yet registered for the 2014 elections to do so.
Zuma said life had improved for millions of South Africans since 1994, but some people were still waiting.
"Therefore, our work is not yet completed."
Mandela died in his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on December 5, at the age of 95.
South Africa will hold its sixth democratic general elections in 2014.

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