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The African Renaissance Unity Party (ARU) is a South African political party founded to lobby for the interests of traditional chiefs and their communities. The party's leaders are all traditional chiefs.

African Renaissance Unity Party
FounderBryce Mthimkhulu
Founded2018
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Provincial Legislatures
0 / 430
Website
www.facebook.com/AfricanRenaissanceUnity/

At its launch, the party promised to reduce unemployment by 70%, double pensions and provide free tertiary education.[1]

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ControversyEdit

Party leader Bryce Mthimkhulu, who describes himself as King Mthimkhulu III and king of the amaHlubi nation in KwaZulu-Natal, was warned by then president Jacob Zuma in 2016 to stop using the term, and was taken to court by the government (which lost the case).[2][3]

Election resultsEdit

The party contested the 2019 general election at the national level, and provincial level in the Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and Limpopo, failing to win any seats.

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2019 3,860 0.02%
0 / 400
extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[4] 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 - - 0.02% 0/30 - - 0.04% 0/80 0.03% 0/49 - - - - - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New kid on the block vows to unseat ANC". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ Khambule, Lethabo (2018-03-09). "NEW POLITICAL PARTY REGISTERED". DailySun. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  3. ^ Davis, Rebecca. "2019 Elections: Crib-sheet for the political parties contesting the 2019 polls, Part Two". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  4. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.