Johannesburg - Controversial former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has dumped the "tired" ANC to join the newly-formed African Transformation Movement (ATM), which was established by some of the biggest country's churches.
ATM was formed last year by the SA Council of Messianic Churches in Christ, which is a faith-based organisation that has declared itself non-tribal and non-racial.
Manyi declared that "the ANC has done all it could do and is now very tired and fatigued".
He said the period since the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC leader has been the most disastrous year for transformation in South Africa.
Manyi backed Minister in the Presidency responsible for monitoring and evaluation Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the race to replace former president Jacob Zuma as ANC leader.
"Transformation was not only in reverse gear in 2018 but had made a U-turn and driving backwards reversing all the gains," he said.