The African Transformation Movement (ATM)  say it will prioritize fighting crime in the province should it win the elections. The party was holding its election rally in KwaMashu outside Durban. The ATM says it is concerned with the high crime rate in the country

The ATM says it has been well received in KwaZulu-Natal. The party is promising to create jobs, build houses for the poor and return land to black people. Premier candidate in KwaZulu-Natal, Mxolisi Phakathi, says the party’s campaign is centred on fighting crime in the province.

“The most important thing that we want to do is to make sure that we fight crime. You know that KZN is one of the provinces that crime is growing every day and people are being killed every day, so that’s the most important thing.”

Party members are also hopeful their party will live up to its promises.

“Their call for the death penalty to be returned or the referendum to be done and society to speak for itself is one of the things that I think are critical.”

The ATM has also joined forces with the African Freedom Revolution (AFR) to contest the elections.

The AFR’s Eugen Perumal says the two perties have the same manifesto.

“We have the same manifesto and we had some technical problem regarding registration so, we set together with the ATM. We want to give our vote to the ATM.”

The party says there are no splinter groups within the party and the reports suggesting that will not affect its election campaign.