Al Jama-ah President Ganief Hendricks has urged residents in Johannesburg to stand against the referendum to make the Western Cape a country of its own. The referendum has gained support from the Freedom Front Plus and lobby group, Afriforum.

Al Jama-ah launched its election manifesto in Kliptown, Soweto. The party, which was founded in 2007, has grown to include councillors in municipalities across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Al Jama-ah also has one seat in parliament.

Hendricks has called the move treason.

“You are a traitor, it is treason. You can’t swear to the Constitution for one unified South Africa and then campaign that you want to break away. So, we are calling on the people of Johannesburg and I will make that call in Cape Town, please don’t allow the whites to break South Africa into three countries. KZN one country, Western Cape one country and the rest of us another country,” says Hendricks.

VIDEO: LGE 2021 – Al Jama-Ah launches its election manifesto