Durban – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday night urged citizens to take advantage of the remaining hours to cast their ballots in the country’s general election.
Not voting was akin to betraying those who had fought for the democracy of South Africa, said provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli.
“Failure to exercise your democratic right to vote - while it is a choice in the constitution - is tantamount to the betrayal of all the martyrs who put aside their own personal interests and were murdered, maimed, tortured and persecuted in various other ways - just for demanding the right of all citizens to exercise their vote,” he said.
The right to vote was a “coveted prize” that allowed citizens to determine the destiny of the country, said Ntuli.
“This right cannot be easily forfeited for it was attained through supreme sacrifice and in difficult and painful circumstances.”