- Herman Mashaba was set to launch his long-awaited political party in June
- However, with the coronavirus crisis, speculation was high over the politician's future plans
- Mashaba revealed that the plan is still on track, surprising supporters with an unexpected announcement
Herman Mashaba's political party was set to be launched in just a few weeks' time, but the coronavirus pandemic has been a hurdle.
Responding to two questions he is frequently asked, Mashaba confirmed that the launch is still in the pipeline, even if it is on ice for now:
"Because of the current situation facing our country with this invisible coronavirus, unfortunately, we have to respect the loss of our country forcing us to put everything on hold."
But Mashaba made it clear things were simply on ice for the time being, promising followers that the time will come when his long-awaited party launches, promising to communicate updates on the situation as they become available.
As for the name of his party, which was launched under the banner of The People's Dialogue, Mashaba revealed that:
"Are we going to name the party The People's Dialogue? Let me tell you something, the name of the party is going to be decided by you the people of South Africa. There will be a questionnaire out soon, where we are going to ask you to give suggestions for the name of our new political party."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mashaba had launched The People's Dialogue to engage with citizens on how they, the voters, would like to effect change in South Africa.
This had followed his departure from the Democratic Alliance and his post as the mayor of Johannesburg last year.
His resignation had been prompted by Helen Zille's return to the party, a move that saw Mashaba's views divorced from those of the opposition party.
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