Durban - Bantu Holomisa’s United Democratic Movement hopes that its latest recruits, including an ex-high-ranking National Freedom Party leader, will bolster its chances at the polls this year.
Holomisa announced at a meeting in Durban on Friday that former deputy president of the NFP, Sindi Maphumulo-Mashinini, who resigned last month, would bring strong experience to his party.
About 300 new members, some from opposition parties, were also welcomed into the fold.
“With the experience she will bring, we will from time to time consult her. Our new recruits show that democracy is maturing in KZN,” he said.
Maphumulo-Mashinini left the NFP, created by former IFP member Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, stating that she felt the NFP had lost the plot and vision, and she wanted to be part of a party that wanted to advance women’s representation in politics.