Parties urged to include more young people in Parliament

POLOKWANE - Despite forming the majority of the population, many young people aren't registered to vote in next month's election.

Delegates who attended the IEC's youth seminar in Polokwane have urged political parties to include more young people in Parliament if they want to be taken seriously.

The delegates say among other causes of youth voter apathy, is the lack of young people among public representatives.

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Out of the nine-million eligible voters who aren't registered, six-million are young people.

The IEC's reminding the youth that in authoritarian countries, citizens are yearning for the very right many in South Africa take for granted.

The youth of 1976 rewrote history when they took on the oppressive apartheid regime, resulting in a bloodbath but now it appears many young people prefer to take a backseat, allowing others to dictate their futures.

eNCA reporter Moloko Moloto has more details in the story above.

Political parties must include more young people in Parliament if they want to be taken seriously. Courtesy #DStv403

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