Patriotic Alliance registered with IEC

By Kirstin Buick
28 November 2013

A new political party reportedly started by businessman Kenny Kunene has been registered with the IEC.

The Patriotic Alliance's details were available on the Independent Electoral Commission's website on Wednesday. The contact person was Thapelo Kenny Kunene.

The Citizen reported that Kunene wanted to start his own party, the Patriotic Alliance. It would be officially launched in Cape Town at the weekend, according to the paper.

"We will tell everything on Saturday at a media briefing. We want everyone at the same time. We don't want to do separate interviews," Kunene told The Citizen when asked for comment.

Kunene, a political butterfly, has gone from being an African National Congress member, to head of campaigns, mobilisation, and special projects for Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters, to starting his own party.

In August, the EFF announced Kunene had resigned from the party.

Spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said at the time that Kunene had not left the party but asked to be "relieved of his leadership responsibilities".

In July, Kunene said he was going into politics full-time as a member of the EFF.

Before joining the EFF he wrote an open letter to President Jacob Zuma criticising his leadership.

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