Barely 72 hours after the 2019 elections results were declared, the race has begun for small and new political parties in their bid to woo voters ahead for the 2021 local government polls.
While some reacted to the shock of failing to clinch victory at the polls, other minor parties maintained that they had no time to lick their wounds and had started planning and strategising behind closed doors.
This included lobbying those who experienced devastating outcomes to form alliances with them.
“I’ve been approached by some parties who want to merge with me. But what I am saying to them is that they should instead join me so that we can become a solid force,” said Hlaudi Motsoeneng, founder of the African Content Movement (ACM).