- Yet another political party has come out against the African National Congress
- This time, ActionSA has called for parties to unite and dethrone the ruling party
- Herman Mashaba insists that this is critical for South Africa to succeed as a nation
ActionSA has called on South African opposition parties to unite under the banner of removing the African National Congress from power.
Speaking during a virtual address on Tuesday party leader Herman Mashaba revealed his hopes of achieving this by 2024.
The address is Mashaba's build-up to President Cyril Ramaphosa's upcoming State of the Nation Address which his set to take place on Thursday evening.
Commenting on his bold call to action, Mashaba made it clear that SA needs to shake off the ANC in order to excel:
"For South Africa to succeed, the ANC must be out of government, it is as simple as that. Everything we have experienced with the mismanagement of this pandemic has been a front-row seat to how the ANC has destroyed the capabilities of our civil service."
While the goal is to ultimately remove the party from power, Mashaba highlighted the importance of smaller victories:
"While this project must unseat the ANC in 2024 it must begin with unseating the ANC in as many municipalities as possible in this year's local government elections. That is why we have written to the leaders of like-minded opposition parties to propose a multiparty platform to establish a common ground in our mutual object to unseat the ANC.”
Mashaba warned that, unless action is taken, the nation will be subjected to a fourth and fifth wave of Covid-19 infections under the ANC's watch.
Mashaba is not the first politician to take aim at the ANC ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's address.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen is adamant that President Cyril Ramaphosa won't be giving South Africans an honest State of the Nation Address later this week.
Calling for a factual assessment of the nation's current situation, the opposition leader insisted that Ramaphosa won't be the person who ultimately delivers it:
"He will underplay our economic crisis, he will overplay the government’s Covid response and he will outright lie about our vaccine plan."
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