[WATCH] Young politicians get chance to sell their parties as elections loom

The race to the 2019 general elections is heating up.

The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have pulled their 'top guns' to help them campaign.

However, how do the youth feel about the upcoming elections?

Are there enough young representatives in the party lists sent to the Independent Electoral Commission?

What are some of the issues bothering the youth ahead of the elections?

Eusebius McKaiser hosted a two hours #702electionsdebate with young representatives of the political parties and young voters.

The DA's representative at the debate, Luyolo Mphithi says the party is concerned about corruption and the economy of the country.

A capable state that has corruption in its departments can never deliverer a concrete plan to South Africans. The economy is growing far less than our counterparts.

Luyolo Mphithi, Youth federal chair - DA

Fasiha Hassan from the ANC says the party is creating jobs but not a fast rate.

As the ANC led government we are creating jobs. We are not creating jobs at the same levels people are introducing themselves in the labour force.

Fasiha Hassan, ANC member

We have an issue of structural unemployment. There are a few things we are going to do to increase the economic growth and one of them is investment.

Fasiha Hassan, ANC member

Meanwhile, the national chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) youth brigade Mkhuleko Hlengwasays some parts of the constitution need to be changed.

There is big merit in saying the political electoral system of the country is creating high levels of mistrust. There needs to be a change in that particular section of the constitution.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP youth brigade national chairperson

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says in South Africa there are a lot of people that are poor.

The manifesto of the EFF remains the only path to uproot poverty in South Africa.

Peter Keetse, Student Command leader - EFF

Watch the full debate below...


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