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Multi-Party Charter leaders on a mission to overthrow the ANC. Photo: DA/ Facebook

ACDP joins DA, Multi-Party Charter to overthrow the ANC

John Steenhuisen, the DA Federal Leader announced the latest developments on the Multi-Party programme after ACPD joined forces.

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Multi-Party Charter leaders on a mission to overthrow the ANC. Photo: DA/ Facebook

The ACDP has decided to form part of the DA’s Multi-Party Charter that seeks to remove the ANC-led government next year.

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John Steenhuisen, DA Federal Leader announced the latest developments on the Multi-Party programme.

“The first bit of good news is that the ACDP has decided to join the Charter, expanding the number of like-minded member parties to eight,” he said.

Steenhuisen said the DA, alongside other party leaders, has consistently engaged with the ACDP over the previous months to answer their questions about the project, “and it is pleasing that they have now decided to join the quest to provide a credible alternative that, collectively, can win next year’s election.”

The multi-party comprised the DA, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, UIM and SNP, before ACDP sign-up.

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ACDP NOT THE ONLY GOOD NEWS FOR STEENHUISEN

According to Steenhuisen, the second boost to the opposition alternative came in the form of a study tour by party leaders to Germany.

“The trip has allowed us to dive more deeply into the nuance and complexities of inter-party cooperation. This includes issues such as different coalition configurations across regions based on differing election results, the interaction between diverse regional coalitions and a national coalition government, as well as the delicate balance involved in campaigning as individual parties while not losing sight of the need for cooperation after an election,” he explained.

“Thinking through these tough issues – which often get lost in the fray of day-to-day politics – alongside fellow party leaders has been an invaluable exercise that has also helped us forge closer personal bonds.”

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He added that it has been particularly useful to interrogate these issues as observers rather than as active participants.
“The fact that we are all looking objectively at the German experience has helped us to reflect more openly on the lessons for us in South Africa,” he said.

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The third encouraging development for Steenhuisen took place today in the shape of a broad range of civil society organisations that have come together under the umbrella of the #Convergance4SA summit. These different civil society organisations have gathered around one table to explore ways of cooperating and coordinating in an effort to mobilise voters to register and vote for change at next year’s election.

“I am delighted by this development, which promises to galvanise even more sections of our society into united action,” he concluded.

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