The Minority Front (MF) was formed in November 1993 as a replacement for the National People’s Party by Amichand Rajbansi.
The social democrat party is predominantly supported by the South Africa’s Indian community in KwaZulu-Natal.
Rajbansi led MF until his death in 2011. His wife Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi succeeded him in 2012.
Then ensued leadership and family battle after an attempt was made to replace Thakur-Rajbansi with her late husband’ son Vimal. Later, at a breakaway conference Roy Bhoola will be elected leader.
In 2013, the parties settled their disputes and declared Thakur-Rajbansi the undisrupted leader.
MF was represented in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2009 – with 1 seat in 1999; 2 in 2004 and 1 seat in 2009.
The party took part in most municipal elections scoring 84 785 votes (0.3%) in 2006. In 2011, it gained more votes 113 950 (0.4%) before dropping to 13 407 votes (0.3%) in 2016.