KWAMHLANGA, December 10 – The Forum for Service Delivery (F4SD) – a civic organisation holding 33 seats in a various local municipalities in some provinces – might enter into a coalition with the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania in preparation for the 2019 general elections, its leadership said on Saturday.
“Let us come together and fight corruption, because our country is being sold,” F4SD president Mbahare Kekana said at the PAC’s bi-annual policy conference at the KwaMadala Environmental Centre near KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga.
“We have a 19-year-old councilor in the North West. This shows that our young people are taking charge. We are available to share anything with the PAC. We are proud to say that we want to see the PAC achieving a minimum of 25 seats [in the National Assembly] in 2019 general elections. If you need anything from today, go to our councillor in Metsimaholo [in the Free State]. Don’t say that is not your councillor as the PAC,” he said.
In his opening address at the conference, PAC chairman Phillip Dlamini urged members of his party to show good leadership qualities while serving the organisation. “Leadership means you must love your people. You can’t lead people that you don’t like, because that means you will pocket their money,” he said.
Kekana’s spokesman Karabo Mahome said the F4SD was still talking to the PAC about a possible coalition. “We have received requests from a number of other political parties that want to work with us, and we are still considering their proposals as well,” said Mahome.
According to PAC spokesman Kenneth Mokgatlhe, the two-day conference, which started on Saturday, was aimed at formulating PAC policy and electing its president and deputy president.
The PAC’s presidential position became vacant earlier this year after former president Luthando Mbinda was expelled from the party following a disciplinary hearing. “He [Mbinda] is still occupying the PAC’s seat in the National Assembly and this matter will go to court soon,” said Mokgatlhe.
– African News Agency (ANA),