Good party to an­nounce its lead­er­ship

The Sunday Independent - - METRO - BULELWA PAYI [email protected]

THE newly formed GOOD party is ex­pected to an­nounce its na­tional lead­er­ship in the next few days, as it pre­pares for its of­fi­cial launch.

For­mer Cape Town mayor and founder of the party, Pa­tri­cia de Lille said de­tails about the party’s launch were be­ing fi­nalised, but its pol­icy po­si­tion would be un­veiled at the same event where the na­tional lead­er­ship would be an­nounced, pos­si­bly on Jan­uary 20. “We are work­ing on the lo­gis­tics and look­ing at ei­ther Cape Town or Bloem­fontein as pos­si­ble cities to make the an­nounce­ment.

“The next step would be to look into the sec­ond draft of the man­i­festo, as we would like to an­nounce the fi­nal ver­sion a week af­ter the voter reg­is­tra­tion,” said De Lille.

In De­cem­ber, the party had counted 60 000 sup­port­ers and had now set up a na­tional of­fice in Cape Town.

De Lille and vol­un­teers were hard at work es­tab­lish­ing sup­port for the month-old GOOD party across the coun­try, and this week she vis­ited the Sarah Baart­man re­gion in Port El­iz­a­beth.

GOOD will be one of more than 285 reg­is­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties across the coun­try, with more than 40 still in the process of be­ing reg­is­tered.

The Western Cape has the largest num­ber of reg­is­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties with 106 and “still count­ing”, ac­cord­ing to provin­cial In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (IEC) head, Court­ney Samp­son.

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