New political movement 'SAMEPS' launched

2016-05-24 18:08

Cape Town - A new political movement - the South African Movement for Equality, Patriotism and Sustainability (SAMEPS) - is expected to be launched in Cape Town on Tuesday.

It would be “an independent, Left wing, Communist, Marxist and Socialist movement” that aimed to be a voice for the masses, according to a speech prepared for delivery by co-founder Chelsea Lotz. 

“By engaging with government, stakeholders, and the public at a grass roots level, SAMEPS will not only be a voice on the issues of equality, patriotism and environmental sustainability, but will provide a discourse on all levels of society, for the elevation of the consciousness in South Africa.”

It wanted to be a guiding light for the public and surpass a “biased understanding”.

An invitation to the launch named Lotz and City of Cape Town councillor Khaya Yozi as directors. Luzuko Bashman, who was associated with the SA Students Congress in the Western Cape, was named as its chief officer for equality.

Lotz, who writes a column on politics for The New Age, was part of the formation of the Movement for Transformation of Media in SA. It tried to disrupt a protest by Right2Know outside the Cape Times offices over the removal of editor Alide Dasnois in 2013.

She co-founded the SA Observer, a pro-government, internet-based news service and is a co-director of the South Africa India Business and Friendship Association.

She wrote in one of her columns that News24 was among those driving a campaign against the Gupta family.

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