- A group loyal to former president Jacob Zuma has confirmed that the formation of a new political party is close to becoming a reality
- The new political party will aim to split the ANC’s votes during the 2019 general election
- The group said it would announce the launch of the new party within the next two weeks
A group which is loyal to former president Jacob Zuma has confirmed speculation about the possible formation of a new political party to challenge the African National Congress (ANC) and split its votes during the 2019 general election.
The group said it was hoping to make an announcement regarding the launch of the new political party within the next two-weeks.
The group has admitted that it is in no way officially affiliated with Zuma and said it had not met with the former president, but it felt sure that Zuma had heard about them through various other leaders with whom they have met.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mazibuyele Emasisweni member Frank Fakude said the group was angry because Zuma was robbed of his final term as president, which prevented him from completing progressive reform programs such as radical economic transformation.
Fauke told Eyewitness News that the group was holding consultation with various leaders, organisations, leagues and other stakeholders across the country.
He said: “We have about two weeks to sum up all of the provinces and to decide when we are launching.”
When asked if Zuma would lead the organisation, Fauke said the group wanted Zuma back in the Union Buildings.
“We hope and trust that one day he will rise up and continue with his programmes,” he said.
The group revealed that it wanted all expropriated land to be placed under the guardianship of traditional leaders and added that it wanted the taxi industry to be subsidised.
Fauke said with the support of certain ANC members, the group would push for the establishment of a national council, which would see President Cyril Ramaphosa removed from office.
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