A new political formation has emerged in Durban under the name of the All Nations Movement (ANM) and is aiming to participate in elections in five provinces.
Headquartered in the affluent suburb of Ballito in the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the party believes that radical policy changes should be avoided as they deter investors and lead to unemployment.
The ANM also seeks to end the welfare state and instead focus on creating new jobs and empowering citizens to engage in entrepreneurship.
The party has stated that it will not seek financial support, as it often comes with unreasonable conditions and takes power away from the electorate.
“We do not want to be labeled as a political party, but rather as a community-based organization working with citizens on the ground,” explained Bongani Majola, the party’s founding president.
“Our key non-negotiable pillars include creating sustainable jobs and introducing decent wages. This cannot be achieved unless the government relaxes its position on policy issues such as land reform. We also believe that the state should encourage self-sufficiency, as the welfare system is inadequate and unsustainable.”
Majola, a prominent businessman born in the rural area of Obuka under the Mthonjaneni local municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has various business interests across the country.
He stated that the idea to form a political party was motivated by the suffering of the people and his desire to empower marginalized individuals and share his business knowledge to bridge the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
The new formation intends to contest elections in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, and the Western Cape, where it has already established branches and gained significant support.
The ANM arises following several other formations vying for the voter share, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, which is one of the provinces to watch leading up to the 2024 national and provincial elections.
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