We know the ATM party are new to the election game, but using your president's lifestyle choices as a part of their campaign is a strange game plan. Mzwanele Manyi even went as far as boasting that Vuyo Zungula didn't smoke 'anything' at all.
Although equiped with a full election manifesto, the head of policy is focusing the African Transformation Movement appears to be more concerned with their leader's lifestyle choices.
While other political parties are gearing up to bombard voters with election promise's the ATM has gone back to basics by appealing to the nation's morals.
The party's strategy appears to be appealing to voters with these points:
- Vuyo Zungula will be the youngest president
- He is a BCom graduate
- Zungula does not drink or smoke
While these might have been appropriate answers to a gossip magazine interview, the party will be hard-pressed to win an election this way.
Mzwanele Manyi, former ANC member, even went as far as pointing out that Zungula doesn't smoke 'anything' at all.
The party's manifesto was tabled last year, asserting that ATM:
“does not present empty promises; it offers concrete commitments that will be implemented. As a political Peace Party, we believe that it is only through transformation of the society that we will end the suffering of our people.”
Another strange development was Mzwanele Manyi posting that he could not claim credit for the ATM party. Manyi explained that he had only recently heard of the party.
Although his enthusiasm is admirable, one wonders why he would jump ship from the ruling party to a party he had only just heard of.
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