Maimane to campaign alongside independent candidates in Drakenstein

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One South Africa (One SA) Movement leader, Mmusi Maimane, is expected to campaign alongside independent candidates contesting the Drakenstein Municipality in the Boland on Tuesday.

Spokesperson, Mudzuli Rakhivhane says Maimane’s model of supporting independent candidates is an effort to bring power closer to communities in this year’s local government elections.

“TDCF is an independent citizen-led organisation registered under section 15A of the Electoral Commission Act and will contest wards in Drakenstein with independent candidates as well as on the PR list system – offering communities a credible alternative to the failing political party system,” says Rakhivhane.

Supporting independent candidates 

One SA Movement, founded by Maimane, who is former leader of the Demcratic Alliance (DA) , says the entity is not a political party but a civic movement.

The movement intends to support, train, equip and campaign for One SA endorsed independent candidates in wards and municipalities throughout the country.

-Additional reporting by SABC News