Cape Town – As South Africa enters the new year, Bantu Holomisa, the leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), anticipates significant political realignment and change in 2024.
The country is set to hold elections later in the year, and analysts predict the formation of multi-party coalitions.
Holomisa believes the year will witness a struggle between those advocating for social justice and change and those who have allegedly violated such principles by misusing state resources and selling state assets.
“2024 is going to bring real political realignment, with those that will rise to bring about social justice and change against those who have violated that very social justice and trust of people of our beautiful country by looting state resources and cheaply selling state assets,” he said in his message for the new year.
Happy New Year. pic.twitter.com/t65vf8YzJJ
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) December 31, 2023
The emergence of new political parties, including the Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) party in KwaZulu-Natal, has added complexity to the political landscape.
Former president Jacob Zuma has endorsed the MK party, publicly saying that he will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC) in the upcoming elections.
Zuma’s endorsement is seen as a setback for the ANC, but the party’s national executive has not yet taken official action.
Meawhile, Zuma, over the weekend, cautioned MK members against joining the party for personal gain, emphasising the seriousness of the new political entity.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu