- Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba have joined forces to create a movement
- However, the former DA leader says South Africa doesn't need its 49th political party
- The pair will be traversing Mzansi to engage with citizens about the future of the country
Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba are working together once more, just not as politicians.
Briefly.co.za reported that the pair had raised suspicions that a new political party would be formed when Musi resigned from the Democratic Alliance just hours apart.
But Maimane is adamant that the endeavour is more of a movement and less of a political venture:
“I think the country needs a new movement. At this point, I don’t believe we need a new political party – rather, a movement of South Africans who believe in the same values and want to build on those values. That’s what I’m focusing on. Party number 49 in the line of parties is not going to do the country much good.”
Mashaba called on citizens to share their concerns and ideas with him over the weekend with the launch of The People's Dialogue.
However, it appears that the call to engage was not the final product, with the discussions taking place over the first few months of next year.
City Press reports that the new movement itself will only be launched in March, with Maimane further commenting:
“If it’s just politics for the sake of politics, we can start a political party tomorrow, decide that the colour will be purple and steam ahead. What is the point of that? What we’d rather have is a movement consisting of all races and backgrounds; a movement that is accountable.”
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