2019 ELECTIONS: PHOTO ESSAY

The major parties make their final push before voters have their say

By Greg Nicolson and Chanel Retief 6 May 2019

ANC supporters at the party's Siyanqoba Rally hold a mock coffin representing opposition party the DA. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Political parties held their final rallies over the weekend, ahead of the 8 May elections. Daily Maverick brings you the photos.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday addressed the ANC’s Siyanqoba Rally ahead of the 2019 elections. He urged voters to get to the polls and support the ANC. Photo: Greg Nicolson
The ANC has been marred by factional battles ahead of the 2019 elections with some critics doubting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability to reform the party while leaders like Secretary General Ace Magashule and Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte still hold influence in the party. Photo: Greg Nicolson
An ANC supporter at the party’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of the 2019 elections. Photo: Greg Nicolson
Motorcyclists roared their engines at the DA’s Phetogo Rally at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday ahead of party leader Mmusi Maimane’s address. Photo: Greg Nicolson
A DA supporter at the party’s Phetogo Rally celebrates as supporters wait to hear from party leader Mmusi Maimane. Photo: Greg Nicolson

 

DA party leader Mmusi Maimane addressed supporters at the party’s final rally ahead of the 2019 elections at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Greg Nicolson
EFF supporters at Orlando Stadium held a cardboard makeshift coffin draped in an ANC t-shirt at the party’s final rally ahead of the elections at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. “Ramaphosa shouldn’t be in the Union Buildings, he should be in Sun City prison,” said EFF leader Julius Malema. Photo: Chanel Retief
Bikers at EFF’s final rally ahead of the elections got supporters ready for EFF leader Julius Malema to walk around Orlando Stadium and address supporters. Photo: Chanel Retief
EFF leader Julius Malema and other EFF members walked around Orlando Stadium on Sunday, occasionally stopping to dance with supporters. Photo: Chanel Retief

 

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