- Mmusi Maimane has been dropping hints about forming a new political party
- The former Democratic Alliance leader left a leadership vacuum in his wake when he resigned last month
- Briefly.co.za explores everything we know so far about Maimane's new endeavour
Mmusi Maimane isn't quitting politics folks, in fact, it seems as if he is gearing up to bring something new to the political landscape in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za reported that Maimane's resignation as the leader of the Democratic Alliance had left a void where the party's top dogs should be.
Now, we explore everything the politician has said about the new party to date:
1. Working towards a non-racial South Africa
Mmusi Maimane has made his disdain for racists abundantly clear in recent times and his 'new movement' will continue fighting for a 'non-racial' country:
“When I came into politics the number one priority was to build an inclusive SA for all. I believe at my core that non-racialism is the future of our nation and it's something that I will continue to fight for."
2. 'Vehicle' for change
South Africa, according to Maimane, needs a 'new vehicle' for change, telling eNCA during an interview that:
“Actually we need a new coalition, a new vehicle and something that would come back to the people.”
This 'vehicle' will serve as a movement that is led by the people in the interest of citizens, challenging the 'status quo'.
3. Not only a political party
Maimane aims to have not only a political party with this new movement but also a group engaged with civil society and non-government organisations:
“A new political party may simply be saying let’s add another colour to the many colours of political parties that exist, we need a new coalition, a new vehicle."
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