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It’s official: ActionSA appoints ex-ANC member Sello Lediga as Limpopo chair

Sello Lediga joins ActionSA as new Limpopo provincial chairperson. Photo: File

Sello Lediga joins ActionSA as new Limpopo provincial chairperson. Photo: File

Published Jun 20, 2022


The political movement ActionSA appointed former ANC member Sello Lediga as its Limpopo chairperson on Monday.

The announcement was made by ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba.

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“We are here on the occasion of the announcement of our Provincial Chairperson in Limpopo,” Mashaba said.

“This announcement takes place after the leadership of ActionSA has toured Limpopo Province to consult our structures about this announcement.”

Weekend Argus, on Sunday, exclusively reported that Lediga’s appointment was imminent.

Lediga is a former member of the ANC’s Limpopo provincial task team, political analyst and CEO of the Patriotic Movement, a civil society organisation that promotes patriotism in South Africa.

Mashaba told Weekend Argus earlier: “A friend introduced me to him, and we’ve had several meetings, including doing security checks and clearances to satisfy myself, cause’ it’s always difficult to get someone from the ANC. I think it’s a challenge to really get good people from the ANC.”

Since the beginning of the year, the party has launched between five to 10 branches in Limpopo every weekend, according to Mashaba.

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“We have more branches in Limpopo than everywhere else in the country - it’s unprecedented, something I never expected to happen,” he said.

Lediga joins a growing list of politicians who have joined ActionSA this year. Bongani Baloyi, former DA Midvaal mayor, became the party's Gauteng's provincial chairperson in January, followed by former Gqeberha DA mayor Athol Trollip a month later and Gauteng MPL Michael Shackleton in April.

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