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Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s party struggling at the polls

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The controversial ex-SABC Chief Operating Officer’s new party, African Content Movement (ACM), is struggling to get votes after this year’s general elections.

When the confident Motsoeneng launched the party, he branded himself the “best leader in South Africa” and predicted that he would be the next president of the country.

“South Africa is happy because I am ascending to the presidency of this country,” he stated. “We all know that Africa represents the continent, which is Africa. I’m also saying that we need our own currency in Africa.”

But as the counting of the votes slowly comes to an end, it seems like his prediction was nothing but a dream.

According to the already counted votes, his party is struggling to secure even a single seat in parliament.

By Thursday evening, Motsoeneng’s party had only garnered 2,349 votes from the 65% of the captured votes, failing even to attain 1% of the vote.

A party is required to secure at least 40,000 votes to get a single seat in the national assembly.

The ACM leader blames SABC for deciding not to air the party’s manifesto live on air.

In the beginning of his run, Motsoeneng revealed that his party had no money, but he was adamant it would not deter him from getting enough votes.

“Money cannot win elections if people do not believe in you. I want to be clear, as ACM we do not have money, it is a fact. But we do not believe money would win us elections. South Africans know what I stand for. They know I am very decisive and I am an implementer,” Motsoeneng claimed.

Andile Mngxitama’s party, Black First Land First (BLF), is also sinking at this year’s elections, so far it has secured just 4,458 votes nationally.

The party leader, Mngxitama said: “What happened was that white people voted for the FF+ and black people have not voted for us. That’s the bottom line.”

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