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The Better Residents Association (previously the Bushbuckridge Residents Association) is a minor South African political party formed by disgruntled African National Congress members.

Better Residents Association
PresidentDelta Mokoena
Split fromAfrican National Congress
IdeologyLocalism
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Website
www.facebook.com/Better-Residents-Association-BRA-553564971814057/

It aims to serve the residents of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.


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VigilantismEdit

In February 2017, the party's president, Delta Mokoena, began a 10-year prison sentence for vigilantism. He was convicted in 2013 of threatening to burn a resident and his house if the man, whom he accused of having a thief as a son, did not leave the area.

The party has been accused of 'causing a reign of terror', making use of kangaroo courts, torturing suspected criminals, and banishing residents it accused of being witches or Satanists.[1]

Election resultsEdit

The party won its first seats at local government level in the 2011 Municipal Elections, and after the 2016 Municipal Elections holds seats in the Bushbuckridge and Bela-Bela local municipalities.

The party also won one seat in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature in the 2014 General Election, although it lost it in the 2019 election.

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2014 15,271 0.08%
0 / 400
  ±0 extraparliamentary
2019 9,179 0.05%
0 / 400
  ±0 extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[2] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2014 - - - - - - - - - - 1.15% 1/30 - - - - - -
2019 - - - - 0.01 0/73 - - 0.04 0/49 0.72% 0/30 - - - - - -

Municipal electionsEdit

Election Votes %
2016[3] 73,468 0.19%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sama Yende, Sizwe. "President of 'vigilantic' political party jailed for intimidation". news24.com. City Press.
  2. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  3. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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