Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
13 Sep 2021
4:42 am

Few political parties launch manifestos as election looms

Eric Naki

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Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters are seen, 11 September 2021, at the launch of DA's Johannesburg mayoral candidate Dr Mpho Phalatse's election campaign, at the Johannesburg City Council in Braamfontein. Picture: Michel Bega

Many political parties are yet to launch their election manifestos six weeks before the 1 November local governmentelection, leaving voters uninformed and guessing why they should vote for them. This means the majority of voters were not yet informed on choices to make at a time when a recent Afrobarometer survey showed the electorate were fed up with unfulfilled promises. At the same time, recent by-elections in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park indicated voters had begun to vote on issues rather than loyalties. But the newly established ActionSA launched its manifesto in central Johannesburg on Saturday, while the Democratic Alliance unveiled its...