Durban-based political party objects to Maimane's use of similar acronym

A Durban-based political party Minorities of South Africa (MOSA) has objected to former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane's newly formed party that uses the same acronym.

The party filed an objection with Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to the registration of Maimane's party which will be called the Movement of One South Africa.

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Clement Manyathela chats to Minorities Of South Africa chairperson Ronnie Veeran and Mmusi Maimane to give more insight on the matter.

The same acronym will lead to confusion to people on the ground and we don't want there to be any confusion. When we contacted the IEC they said we have reasonable ground to object.

Ronnie Veeran, Chairperson - Minorities of South Africa

Maimane says he has not yet registered a name with the IEC.

We believe fundamentally that this is a platform in which communities and civil society can come and engage. So if there is a minority party of South Africans, I would want to engage them. If they believe in South Africa for all, there is nothing stopping them from being part of the movement.

Mmusi Maimane, Activist

Listen below to the full interview:


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