- The Freedom Front Plus political organisation says that it is a political party for all South Africans
- The party says it is not a political organisation for only white people but has candidates of other races contesting municipal elections
- FF+ leader Pieter Groenewald says the party wants Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment to be ended
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CAPE TOWN - The Freedom Front Plus political organisation believes that it is an appealing party for all South African citizens. The party says that African people joining the FF+ should not come as a shock because it is an alternative organisation.
FF+ Head of Elections Wouter Wessels says the organisation has non-white candidates and that there has been a misrepresentation that the FF+ is an all-white party.
Wessels says the party has opened its doors to non-white people to join the FF+ and they have been seeing growth. He added that the organisation has not had to change its policies just to become more appealing for votes, according to IOL.
The party now has African candidates in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape.
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FF+ wants an end to Black Economic Empowerment
FF+ leader Pieter Groenewald stated during the party's manifesto launch that they are looking to put an end to Affirmative Action as well as the government's Black Economic Empowerment programme.
In Groenewald's view, BEE actually stands for 'Black Elite Enrichment' and in regard to Affirmative Action, Groenewald wants to ensure that people working within municipalities are actually qualified to occupy their position.
FF+'s Paul Jacobson tries to defend his social media post about Malema
Briefly News previously reported that Paul Jacobson, a Freedom Front Plus councillor candidate in Cape Town, has defended himself against the allegations that he made a racially charged post on social media about the Economic Freedom Fighter's Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema.
Earlier this year, before the State of the Nation Address was set to take place, Jacobson took to Facebook and referred to Malema as a "monkey".
According to IOL, amongst other things said about what would be happening at the SONA that night, Jacobson asked, "Will the monkey be making a spectacle of himself again?”
At first, there was no indication who Jacobson was calling a monkey, however, one user commented thinking Jacobson was referring to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The user was soon corrected by Jacobson, who made it clear that he was talking about Malema.