The Pan African Alliance Movement (AAAM) has supported the new political party Umkhonto We Sizwe. The organization of church leaders says it wants to have a say in the direction of the country in the run-up to the 2024 general elections.
Alongside the endorsement, former President Jacob Zuma addressed members of the religious sector in Soweto, Johannesburg, on Friday.
AAAM Secretary General, Bishop Meshack Tebe, says: “We want to call everyone that so that we can reach the 2/3 majority in the polls. Come, let’s join forces, vote together and vote for Umkhonto We Sizwe.
Lamenting the current state of the country, some members of the religious sector have chosen to stand up and send a clear message to their community to place their X on the new political party MK in the 2024 general elections.
AAAM supports the Umkhonto weSizwe party:
After publicly announcing his intention to campaign and vote for the new Umkhonto We Sizwe party, Zuma addressed religious leaders to congratulate them on their uprising.
“Who are the people who live in informal settlements? Whose country? Why don’t we fix this? What are we afraid of? This does not need war, it needs discussions between people to improve the lives and rights of the South African people.
In an abrupt turn during his speech, the former president questioned the need for a secret vote in South Africa.
“Maybe we need to change the way we vote. What is this voting thing, a secret that no one knows? Then it is counted elsewhere. Why aren’t people’s votes counted in public view? I’m sorry, I even spill things while speaking in frustration…”
Zuma says he hopes the newly formed party will secure a two-thirds (2/3) majority in the polls to effect change.
Despite his calls for change, the former president remains a member of the ANC.
Former President Jacob Zuma addresses members of the Pan African Alliance Movement