New political party announced

2012-11-06 10:16
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Johannesburg - A new political party -- the SA National Congress -- is being launched, according to a report on Tuesday.

A notice was published in the Government Gazette last month to announce the formation of the SANC, Business Day newspaper reported.

African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza told the newspaper he was aware of the party's registration, but did not know who its founders were.

The ANC would file an objection with the Independent Electoral Commission about the party's name, he said.

Quoting an unnamed government official, Business Day reported that the party was associated with a group which called itself "forces of change" and was opposed to President Jacob Zuma being re-elected as ANC leader.

The group wanted Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as the next ANC president, and if this did not happen, it hoped to launch a new opposition party before the next general elections in 2014.

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