ACDP to launch local election manifesto

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) says it will review its stance on capital punishment but is sticking to its guns on its anti-gay and lesbian marriage stance.

The party is launching its local government election manifesto in Thokoza on the East Rand on Saturday.

The ACDP is hoping to increase its support base after a poor showing at the 2014 general elections.

Party leader, Kenneth Meshoe, says most members want them to scrap their policy on capital punishment.

He adds that the policy will be reviewed next year at its elective congress.

However, he says they will never change their stance on same sex marriages.

“You know when it comes to moral laws…God we believe has given us moral law and we consider what he says, and if he says that marriage is between male and female the ACDP will forever stand by that.”



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