The former leader of the Transkei (who got into power by military coupe), joined the ANC in '94 and expelled in '96 (for going against the commands of the ANC and testifying in the TRC). He received (forcibly took) the former homeland in a mess, yet could not clean in time before the becoming a part of SA.
Would Bantu Holomisa be a Good Candidate for President of RSA?
He co-founded the UDM with a former NP member (Roelf Meyer) - which in itself speaks of the caliber of the two individuals who joined forces. The fact that Roelf (a Key NP member who was very instrumental inside of CODESA and the period leading up to '94 - and one of the last solid Nats) saw it fit to join together with Holomisa would show us (afar off) that Holomisa was around the right footing at the time.
What led me to consider this individual was when Madiba passed away, he (Holomisa) was one of the FEW individuals who was summoned to be at his side. There was NO ANC presence. We see others this close to Madiba to be the likes of Kathrada and Bizos. What would have caused Madiba to have has such a close bond with this individual?
What concerns me is that the UDM started quite strongly, let slowly diminished through the years. Here I question the "leadership skill" of Holomisa. If he was that great a leader, he (by now) would have developed more strong people around him.
Well, when we look at ALL the clowns who are standing for elections, would this not be our best option? We have to choose ONE from what we have... we cannot choose from what we do not have... Helen will NOT make a good president (I love the DA to bits)... JZ is going to make us bankrupt (if there is even any money left.... Juju has a LOT of growing up to do.
What am I not seeing? Please shed some light. if all else fails, I will go back to Helen (unfortunately)
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