IN PICTURES: Last election push for parties at weekend rallies

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, EFF CIC Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, EFF Leader Julius Malema and DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at their parties' election rallies ahead of the 2019 poll on 8 May.

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's top three political parties held rallies in Gauteng at the weekend in a final push to get votes on Wednesday. 

The Democratic Alliance kicked the rallies off with a gathering at Soweto's Dobsonville Stadium. 

WATCH: DA's final election rally in Soweto

Party leader Mmusi Maimane promised thousands of supporters an economic revolution if the DA emerges victorious after the poll. 

He called on undecided voters to punish the ANC and wake up to the reality of Cyril Ramaphosa's false dawn. 

Streamers cover DA supporters at the party's final rally ahead of Election 2019

South Africa's main opposition Party Democratic Alliance supporters cheer as they attend the final rally of the DA at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, on May 4, 2019, ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections. 
 

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DA supporters arrive at the final election rally on 4 May 2019

Supporters of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance parade on motorbikes and wave South African national flags during the final presidential election campaign rally of the DA at the Dobsonville Stadium, in Soweto, Johannesburg, on May 4, 2019, ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections. 
 

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Mmusi Maimane greets supporters at the DA's final rally

South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane (C) gestures during the final presidential election campaign rally of the DA at the Dobsonville Stadium, in Soweto, Johannesburg, on May 4, 2019, ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections. 
 

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On Sunday, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa urged thousands of supporters at Ellis Park Stadium, to trust that the ANC will make up for its mistakes. 

WATCH: Ramaphosa addresses final election rally

He said corruption and state capture won't go unpunished

 

ANC supporter during the party's final election rally 2019

A supporter of the ruling party Africa National Congress reacts at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, on May 5, 2019 during the final campaign rally of the party ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections. 

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Ellis Park Stadium filled with ANC supporters on 5 May 2019

Ellis Park Stadium was filled to capacity for the ANC's final rally ahead of the 8th May election. 

 

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Cyril Ramaphosa during the ANC's final election rally

South African ruling party African National Congress President and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa waves at thousands of supporters after delivering his speech at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, on May 5, 2019 for the final campaign rally of the party ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections. 

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Also on Sunday, EFF leader Julius Malema told thousands of supporters at Orlando Stadium that boycotting the polls is tantamount to committing suicide. 

WATCH: Malema speaks at Soweto rally

He also reiterated that the EFF is not calling for the killing of white people, but rather for an end to inequality in South Africa. 

A coffin with the ANC president's face at an EFF election rally on 5 May

Supporters of the opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) hold a mock coffin bearing the face of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa during EFF final election rally at Orlando Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Soweto, ahead of general elections. 

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EFF supporters at the party's final election rally 2019

Supporters of the opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) sing during EFF final election rally at Orlando Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Soweto, ahead of general elections. 

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Julius Malema at the EFF's final election rally 2019

File: The Economic Freedom Fighters rejected the announced cabinet on Wednesday evening.

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