- Hlaudi Motsoeng's electoral dreams appear to have been dashed
- It seems unlikely that the former SABC COO will win even a single seat in the National Assembly
- This comes despite Motsoeneg claiming that he would be the next president
Former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, had expressed confidence that he would win the presidency in this year's election.
However, as of the most recent counting, his ACM party has only received 0.03% of the vote.
This is below 35 000 votes, which is the number needed to secure a single National Assembly seat.
Motsoeneng launched the ACM (African Content Movement) in late 2018 following his departure from the SABC. While working at the broadcaster, Motsoeneg was accused of corruption and mismanagement.
His party declared that it would tackle some of the country's most intractable issues, such as poverty, unemployment, education and land reform. Motsoeneng also praised his own leadership (often in the third person), referring to himself as the "best leader in South Africa".
Motsoeneng also warned Cyril Ramaphosa that he would boot him out of office and replace him as president following this election, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Indeed, Motsoeneng was highly-critical of the ANC while on campaigning, describing it as a relic from the past. He depicted his own ACM as the party of the future, according to The Citizen.
Motsoeneng's electoral hopes appear to be dashed, however. While the vote count is not yet over, it seems unlikely that he will find himself in Parliament, and certainly not the president's office.
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