Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa

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Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa

ANC Women's League President, Angie Motshekga, has called on young people not to heed calls to boycott upcoming elections. She was speaking at a Freedom Day rally organised by the Young Communist League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats.

Motshekga says the youth has a responsibility to protect their future. "It's a non-starter, it’s a waste of energy on my part to talk about it. It’s a non-starter. We're saying, the must go out in their numbers. It’s about them. It’s about their future and they have to make sure that they protect their future by voting for the party, so they have to work with the ANC to take South Africa forward."

Youth say, while much has been done over the past 20 years, they still face many challenges. "I need to work. I need a house. I need a bursary for school. I need freedom like that time Mandela was there. I want to see South Africa changing. I know that the brown people - coloured people and Xhosa people - are struggling.  For example we don't have work at the moment.  We all have grade 12 but we don't have jobs," says one of the youth at the event.

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