Gauteng – Promises, promises and more promises is what South Africa’s top three political parties made at the weekend in their final national rallies held at the weekend.

The top three; the African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) all held their final national rallies in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The DA kick started the rallies in Dobsonville, Soweto on Saturday, where leader Mmusi Maimane reiterated his promise to thousands of DA supporters – that a DA government will create jobs and end corruption.

“We can choose another five years of empty promises and corruption or we can choose change,” he said to the throngs of cheering supporters who attended the #PhetogoRally.

The ANC and EFF held their rallies only a few kilometers apart on the same day; Sunday May 5. EFF supporters filled the Orlando stadium in Soweto while those of the ANC filled the Emirates Airline Park (formerly known as Ellis Park Stadium) in Johannesburg.

At the ANC’s #SiyanqobaRally president Cyril Ramaphosa promised voters that his party will not disappoint and that they can trust the ANC to restore their hopes for a better life.

“We want to rebuild this great country of ours,” Ramaphosa said.

In Soweto, at the EFF #TshelaThupaRally, leader Julius Malema repeated his party’s promise for jobs, equality; in the sharing resources, gender roles, responsibilities and freedoms, fighting crime and corruption and restoring the dignity of all South Africans, especially the poor. Malema encouraged all to vote for his party which carries the future hopes of South Africans.

“What shocks me is the number of elderly who are here in support of the EFF. The EFF Gogos know that Mandela is no more. They know he is resting peacefully in Qunu. They know the younger generation is now in the EFF,” Malema said. (Edited by Philile Masango)