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The Ximoko Party is a minor political party in South Africa. It has no representation in the National Assembly or the provincial legislatures, but currently has 3 councillors at municipal level in Limpopo province.

Ximoko Party
FounderHudson Ntsanwisi
Founded1984

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HistoryEdit

Formed as a cultural organisation in 1984 by Hudson Ntsanwisi, then prime minister of the Gazankulu bantustan, Ximoko transformed into a political party in 1990, still under Ntsanwisi's leadership.

After his death in 1993, some members of the party formed an alliance with the African National Congress (ANC), while others continued as the Ximoko Democratic Party, and contested the 1994 elections, still registered as the Ximoko Progressive Party. The party won no seats.

In 1996, the party reformed as the Ximoko Party and contested the 1999 elections in the then Northern Province (now Limpopo) only, again winning no seats. It has since only contested in Limpopo, failing to win any seats each time.

The party has also competed for a number of local government positions, again without success.[1][2]

Election resultsEdit

National electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats
1994 6,320 0.03 0

Provincial electionsEdit

Election Limpopo
% Seats
1994[3] 0.10% 0/49
1999[4] 0.80% 0/49
2004[5] 0.59% 0/49
2009[6] 0.23% 0/49
2014[7] 0.21% 0/49
2019[7] 0.08% 0/49

Municipal electionsEdit

Election Votes %
2016[8] 7,556 0.02%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Why Ximoko Party severed all its ties with the ANC". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Ximoko political party to contest provincial poll". SABC. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=1994&province=NP
  4. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=1999&province=NP
  5. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=2004&province=NP
  6. ^ http://electionresources.org/za/provinces.php?election=2009&province=NP
  7. ^ a b "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  8. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.