- Mandisa Mashego has joined Mzansi's new political party, The People's Dialogue
- The former EFF Gauteng provincial chairperson has joined a list of well-known politicians who have joined Herman Mashaba's party
- The former Joburg mayor has denied that Mashego has joined the party but confirmed that they've held a couple of meetings with her
Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Mandisa Mashego has reportedly joined Herman Mashaba's political party. The former EFF Gauteng provincial chairperson will be unveiled among a few well-known politicians to be officially unveiled during The People's Dialogue's launch on August 29, according to reports.
Mashego has joined the likes of former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor, who has already announced that she has joined Mashaba's party. Mashaba has denied that Mashego has officially joined the party. The former Joburg mayor only confirmed that he has held several virtual meetings with her.
On Sunday, 15 August, Mashaba posted on Twitter:
"Oh goodness!!! We have made the cover of the Sunday World again for no news at all. Just imagine the day Mandisa can decide to join us. Will certainly welcome her with open hands."
The news that Mashego will be part of Mashaba’s party was leaked to Sunday World by a well-known politician who did not want to be named but is close to the feisty leader.
"Mandisa has found a political home in Mashaba’s party after leaving the EFF and she is on cloud nine. The two have been holding several virtual meetings to discuss ways of growing the party and preparations for the official launch of the party. She told us that if things go according to plan, the party might be launched before the end of this month."
Mashego could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press, the publication said.
Reacting to the news, one social media user, @sa_illegal, said Mashego is not good for The People's Dialogue.
"Guys, can you show Mr Mashaba that video of Mandisa Mashego where she was encouraging foreigners to vote for EFF. Mandisa is not good for the new party."
Another tweep @SKofzen said:
"She left the EFF like most who deserted it because it became clear it's a foreigners party. I don't think we should be hard on her, am sure she knows what The People's Dialogue stands for."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that US musician and businessman Diddy has penned a letter to the "motherland" after working with Burna Boy on Twice as Tall.
Diddy said Burna is the first African artist he has "been blessed" to work with. He took to social media to let Africa know that he has been thinking about ways to connect with the continent. The star said he wanted to connect with Africa in a "soulful, spiritual way".
Diddy said at the time Burna called him, he had been praying to God to "bring something to me that would help to bring us all together through music".
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