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The newly formed political party RISE Mzansi launched a voter registration campaign in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro yesterday, asserting that it can fulfill the people’s mandate.
The party’s leader, Songezo Zibi, stated that their goal is to mobilize people to be active citizens and push for comprehensive political reforms to strengthen democracy.
“RISE Mzansi provides an opportunity for people not only to vote but also to choose the leader they want to represent them in parliament,” says Zibi. “They will also be able to participate in important political reforms that parliament and the provincial legislature must implement in terms of legislation and more.”
Zibi mentioned that various issues, such as immigration and basic service delivery, were raised during the voter registration campaign.
RISE Mzansi was established in April 2023 and has committed to tackling challenges like poverty, inequality, and unemployment in South Africa. The party has also called for political reform to ensure greater accountability of the government to the people.
RISE Mzansi leader believes his party holds key to solving SA’s challenges:
One of the issues we are pursuing as @Rise_Mzansi is hunger. Children can’t learn and develop when they’re hungry. Medicine can’t be taken when hungry.
— Songezo Zibi (@SongezoZibi) November 9, 2023