Cape Town – Ace Magashule, who was removed from the African National Congress (ANC), has unveiled his new political party called the African Congress for Transformation (ACT).
The announcement was made in Soweto, and Magashule has recruited individuals like former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza and several ANC councillors to join his new movement.
Magashule, previously the ANC’s secretary-general and Free State premier, was ousted from the ANC in June for not presenting his case to the national disciplinary committee to retain his membership.
[WATCH] Former Hawks head Berning Mthandazo Ntlemeza is back in the spotlight as Eastern Cape leader of former ANC secretary general Ace Magashule’s new political party.#Newzroom405 pic.twitter.com/zWdZsw7zYK
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The former ANC strongman said ACT doesn’t revolve around prominent figures or leaders; instead, it focuses on the everyday individuals who confront South Africa’s socio-economic issues, including poverty, unemployment, and inequality.
“We are a new political party, and we are all about the people. We’re a people’s party because we are about people, and we will rise and fall on behalf of the people,” said Magashule.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu