PAC hopes to be kingmakers in most municipalities: Nyhontso

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) President Mzwanele Nyhontso says they hope that they will be kingmakers in most municipalities after the November 1 Local Government Elections.

The PAC has been plagued by infighting and leadership court battles for several years.

The party, which was founded in 1959, only has 11 councillors nationally.

Nyontsho says they are committed to bringing service delivery in municipalities.

Meanwhile, political analyst Ntsikelelo Breakfast says the PAC has failed to take advantage of the ANC’s weaknesses to drive its election campaign.

Nyhontso accused the ANC government of failing to develop the country’s rural areas during the launch of the party’s election manifesto in Duduza, Ekurhuleni.

Breakfast says the PAC’s chances of an impressive performance in the forthcoming Local Government Elections are very slim.

Leadership battles

In August, the High Court in Pretoria declared Nyontsho’s election as the president of the PAC lawful and valid.

The court also declared the election of the NEC leadership under Narius Moloto, which took place in Limpopo on the 24th and 25th August in 2019, unlawful and invalid.

The court further instructed the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to allow the PAC to participate in the upcoming Local Government Elections.

At the time of the ruling, Moloto, who leads the other faction, said his legal team was studying the judgment and would appeal the court ruling.

More details in the video below:

Land question

As part of its ambitions for governance, the PAC last month promised to deal with the land question.

The party says it does not support the proposed expropriation of land without compensation but stands for land repossession and land restoration, as outlined in the report below:


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