Multi-Party Charter Distances Itself from Media Reports of a Presidential Candidate

Dec 4, 2023 | Press Releases

Joint Media Statement by the DA, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, ACDP, ISANCO, UIM and SNP­­

The Multi-Party Charter For South Africa notes media reports over the weekend regarding discussions between one of the parties to our agreement and Mr Roger Jardine, particularly as it relates to the latter’s intention to enter politics.

It is fully recognised that every party in the Multi-Party Charter has the autonomous right to engage with, and make decisions about their relationship with, different individuals and organisations. Notwithstanding this fact, the Multi-Party Charter For South Africa would like to point out that there have been no discussions relating to a joint presidential candidate for the Charter.

The Charter agreement recognises the individual identity of each party and the imperative for each party to grow its individual electoral support with a view to advancing the prospects of a collective majority for the Charter. It is understood that this requires each party to advance its own offer to the South African people within the context of the agreement.

The Multi-Party Charter would also like to make it clear that any decision to support a joint presidential candidate, either before or after the election, would be based on the merit and mandate of the candidate.

The parties in the Multi-Party Charter For South Africa affirm that our parties are led by leaders who are all capable of providing the leadership needed for a new multi-party coalition to start the work of turning South Africa around.

Media enquiries:
DA: Charity McCord, Media Officer to the DA Federal Leader 078 126 2765
IFP: Megan Dick, Office of the IFP President 082 432 1335
FF Plus: Heloise Denner MP, Spokesperson for the FF Plus 072 997 8315
ActionSA: Sam Mgobozi, Communications Director for ActionSA 078 231 5977
ACDP: Joshua Meshoe, Communications Director for ACDP 060 543 7352
ISANCO: Nceba Matomane, Media Officer for ISANCO 0614726507
UIM: Virginia Young, Media Liaison for UIM 064 283 6781
SNP: Winston Coetzee, Deputy President for SNP 082 228 3523

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