Hlaudi Motsoeneng spoke to TimesLive recently and took the opportunity to express how he rules the ACM with an iron fist. According to Motsoeneng, democracy in his party is regulated otherwise one ends up with ‘problems like the ANC’.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng has does what Hlaudi does best and made another outlandish statement.
In a recent interview with TimesLive, Motsoeneng revealed that in his party there would be a limit on democracy.
"In my party democracy is limited mchana, I am the one who takes responsibility on all matters. Everyone can come with their views, but if I do not believe those views will take us to heaven and transform South African, I say no.”
The leader of the African Content Movement explained that the majority is not always right and that if a leader did not ‘manage democracy’ you would experience ‘problems like the ANC’.
Cheerful in the face of adversity, Motsoeneng spoke of how he would be occupying the Union Buildings after the election, despite having a non-existent budget for his campaign.
"Money cannot win elections if people do not believe in you. I want to be clear, as ACM we do not have money, it is a fact. But we do not believe money would win us elections. South Africans know what I stand for. They know I am very decisive and I am an implementer,"
On a similar subject, Hlaudi addressed rumours floating around on social media.
"My money is going to look after me until I die. I want to clarify something because I saw people on social media are saying me and Jimmy Manyi are doing politics because I am unemployed. I am not unemployed, I was getting good money at the SABC mchana, that is why I am able to look after myself."
Have you seen the house where I stay? Have you seen the car that I am driving because unemployed people cannot do that?
In another bizarre twist, he is grateful to the SABC for firing him, explaining that if he had never left he would not have achieved the birth of the ACM:
"I would not have formed a party if I was not dismissed from the SABC because I would be able to push what I stand for at the SABC. But everything happens for a reason. Maybe it was good time for me to be dismissed at the SABC so that I can change the lives of all South Africans. Dismissal for me is not a bad thing and now you can see I am smelling presidency, so I am good."
Touching on a highly debated issue, Hlaudi expressed his views on land reform:
"On the land issue, the ANC is confused. The ANC is selling the land to white people as we speak and then they turn around and say they want the land back. Who does that?"
"They are talking about land expropriation without compensation but my movement is against that. The government has land, it must distribute that land free of charge to those who want land to add value to the economy. But not everyone wants land, for instance I do not want land because I do not know what I am going to do with it."
Hlaudi Motsoeneng is definitely an eccentric personality, one can’t help but wonder what this election season will bring.
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