Leader of the Christian Political Movement (CPM), Brian Mahlati, says he is confident that his party will win the 8 May elections. Mahlati has been speaking ahead of the launch of his party’s 2019 election manifesto in Mdantsane, outside East London on Saturday.

Mahlati says their manifesto will focus on education, job creation, human settlement as well as fighting crime and corruption. The party was established in 2014, but only registered with Independent Electoral Commission last year.

Mahlati says the party will be tough on corruption. “I want to encourage all people of SA wherever they are to vote for CPM. Remember the Christian Political Movement is not an opposition to other political parties and in war with any of them. We are confident CPM as the ruling party after these May elections will steer this country to the right direction and into a prosperous country.”

Political Analyst, Ongama Mtimka, says the formation of small Christian parties is informed by the moral decay that has gripped the country in the past ten years.

“ In terms of what attracts faith based Christian organisations I think for me is the morale crises that finds itself in the country especially as observed in the ten years of state capture. So people are seeing an opportunity and influence the political system within with good value.”