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African Democratic Change (ADeC) is a South African political party. It was launched on 1 December 2017 by former African National Congress Member of Parliament, Makhosi Khoza.[1] Khoza resigned from the party in April 2018.[2] The party is currently led by Moses Mayekiso.[3]

African Democratic Change
AbbreviationADeC
LeaderMoses Mayekiso
ChairpersonThomas Mshumpela
Secretary-GeneralNathaniel D. Bricknell
SpokespersonOmisinga Nqoma
National OrganiserMzwonke Mayekiso
Communications Committee ChairpersonAnele Kunene
FounderMakhosi Khoza
Founded1 December 2017; 19 months ago (2017-12-01)
Split fromAfrican National Congress
IdeologyAnti-corruption
Ubuntu
Colors     Orange
National Assembly
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NCOP
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Provincial Legislatures
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Website
www.adec.org.za

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FormationEdit

Makhosi Khoza resigned as an African National Congress Member of Parliament on 21 September 2017 to join the effort against corruption in South Africa.[4] Her resignation came after months of her criticizing ANC President Jacob Zuma and calling for him to step down.[5] After the announcement, it became speculative that Khoza would form a new political party.[6] Initial reports in November 2017, suggested that Khoza would name her new political party "Change".[7] The African Democratic Change (ADeC) was launched on 1 December 2017.[8] Khoza was adamant that her new party would not collapse.[9]

After the launch, the African National Congress criticized Khoza for making the ADeC logo look similar to the African National Congress logo. Khoza dismissed these claims.[10]

In April 2018, four months after the launch of the party, Khoza stepped down as party leader.[11] Party chairperson, Moses Mayekiso, succeeded her as leader.[12]

Election resultsEdit

The party contested the 2019 South African general election on the national and provincial ballot, fail[13] and entered into a partnership with the Dagga Party.[14]

It failed to win any seats.

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2019 6,499 0.04%
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extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[15] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2019 - - 0.38% 0/30 0.02% 0/73 - - - - - - - - - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Makhosi Khoza launches political party. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ Child, Katharine. Makhosi Khoza resigns from politics, TimesLIVE, 21 April 2018. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ Meet Moses Mayeksio, African Democratic Change President. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ Makhosi Khoza quits the ANC. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ Goodbye new alien and corrupt ANC, I quit - Makhosi Khoza. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  6. ^ #MakhosiKhoza may start new party. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  7. ^ Details: Makhosi Khoza to launch new political party ‘Change’. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ Makhosi Khoza’s new party hoping to woo disillusioned ANC voters. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  9. ^ Party won't go Agang way, says #MakhosiKhoza. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  10. ^ ANC slams Makhosi Khoza's party over logo. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  11. ^ ADeC 'faction' welcomes Khoza’s resignation. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  12. ^ Makhosi Khoza resigns from politics. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  13. ^ 48 parties to contest upcoming general election. Retrieved on 13 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Dagga Party joins forces with African Democratic Change in bid for 2019 election". CapeTalk. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  15. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.