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Holomisa: National convention needed to address ANC, land, racism and more

18 April 2017 6:13 PM

UDM's Bantu Holomisa says marching alone won't address SA's issues and explained the agenda for his proposed National convention.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has called for a national convention to address the pertinent socio-political issues facing South Africa.

He says South Africans need to find a collective solution to the various problems plaguing the country.

We need to find a solution collectively and not use some of these things as a competition.

Bantu Holomisa, UDM leader

The UDM leader says marching against President Jacob Zuma alone will not be enough to set South Africa on a different trajectory.

Holomisa highlighted racism, the economy, land redistribution and the ANC as some of the issues which need to be tackled through a national convention.

We need a round table discussion to hopefully reach some kind of consensus amongst South Africans, including the ruling party.

Bantu Holomisa, UDM leader

We can't just be folding our arms... We can't wait for the ANC, it has imploded.

Bantu Holomisa, UDM leader

Holomisa says the proposed convention would involve all political parties, including the ANC, along with civil society groups.

He says the UDM's absence from a DA-led march in Limpopo was due to a break down in communication from provincial leadership.

Holomisa mentioned some of the multi-party events expected to take place in the near future and dismissed speculations that a new national party will be formed.

Take a listen to the UDM leader explain to the proposed process:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Holomisa: National convention needed to address ANC, land, racism and more


18 April 2017 6:13 PM