A new political formation has been unleashed in Durban naming itself the All Nations Movement (ANM) and has set its sights on contesting elections in five provinces.
The party with its headquarters in the posh suburb of Ballito in the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, believes the country should not call for radical policy changes because that scares off investors and leads to joblessness.
It also wants to put an end to the welfare state and instead create new jobs and empower citizens to venture into entrepreneurship.
The party also pointed out that it will not seek financial backing, saying it often came with unreasonable demands and took away the power from the electorates.
“We do not want to be called a political party, but we are a community-based organisation which is working with citizens on the ground,” explained the party’s founding president Bongani Majola.
“The key non-negotiable pillars for us is creating sustainable jobs including the introduction of decent wages.
“This cannot be achieved unless the government relaxes its stance on its policy positions such as that of land reform.
“We are also not apologetic to say that the state should encourage people to be self-sufficient, the welfare system is unfit for purpose and unsustainable.”
Majola, a prominent businessman born in a rural place of Obuka under the Mthonjaneni local municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal has several business interests across the country.
He said the idea to form a political party was triggered by the people’s suffering and his desire to empower and contribute his business knowledge to marginalised people, as well as bridge the gap between the rich and poor.
The new formation will contest elections in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape where it has already established branches and a sizable number of support.
The ANM comes at the back of several formations who want the voter share mainly in KwaZulu-Natal, which is one of the provinces to watch ahead of the 2024 national and provincial elections.