- Patricia de Lille, leader of the newly formed Good party, claims it has almost 60 000 members already
- The party was formed about a month ago after de Lille walked away from the Democratic Alliance
- De Lille says she wants the youth of South Africa to join her party
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Patricia de Lille announced that her month-old political party, Good, already has almost 60 000 members signed up.
Majority of these members come from Gauteng, as reported by IOL News.
Our total is close to 60 000 supporters. We have numbers in all nine provinces, we have volunteers and facilitators in each province. People use our website to join our party. I must say most of our supporters come from Gauteng, followed by the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and North West.
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Shortly after stepping down as mayor and resigning from the DA, de Lille took South Africa by surprise when she announced her own political party.
She was not happy with how the DA turned out and claimed the party is not what it used to be, it's a shell of its former self. This is likely what prompted her to have her own party.
Briefly.co.za reported that a link to de Lille’s new political movement, For Good, was shared on her Twitter page and contains an outline to the new manifesto.
We are not taking anybody from other political parties. We are saying to them, if you want to join our party you must resign from whichever organisation you come from and join us because you support the values of the party and its policies.
We don’t make it an issue that many members of the DA have joined us. That is an old style of politics. We are specifically looking for young South Africans.
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Source: Briefly News