Joint Press Statement by the DA, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, ISANCO, UIM and SNP
Note to Editors: Please note that this is an amended version of the press release issued on 11 October. The Multi-Party Charter welcomes the initiative taken by the conveners of #Convergence4SA, to gather a broad range of civil society organizations around one table to explore ways of cooperating and coordinating their efforts to mobilise voters to register and vote for change in the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
We consider this to be an extremely encouraging development that we hope will spur more groups and organisations into united action. This and other such initiatives can help usher in a new era of accountable, capable and caring government in 2024.
The logic behind the #Convergence4SA initiative is exactly the logic behind our Multi-Party Charter. It is that only by uniting and working together can we replace the ANC with a new government next year, that can start to rebuild South Africa as a country of hope and progress for all. In forming our pre-election agreement, the Charter has offered voters a credible alternative with a realistic pathway to power.
By mobilizing and uniting civil society, #Convergence4SA strengthens this movement, showing voters that change is indeed within reach next year. We trust that #Convergence4SA and the organisations within it share our Charter’s vision, which is: A new government to build a just, inclusive and prosperous South Africa based on opportunity, freedom and security for all its citizens.
The Multi-Party Charter congratulates the conveners and extends a hand of goodwill to all those involved. We wish them all the very best and assure them of our full support in their crucial mission of uniting civil society to save South Africa.
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 UIM: Virginia Young, Media Liaison for UIM 064 283 6781
SNP: Winston Coetzee, Deputy President for SNP 082 228 3523