Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and now leader of the recently formed African Content Movement (ACM) said he believed the fact that Gauteng voters were confused was an opportunity for his party.
Motsoeneng was speaking at an event at the Multipurpose Hall in Soweto, which the party said served the purpose of welcoming new members, later leaving for a similar event in the North West.
“Gauteng is very confused. This is [an] opportunity for us. Even the people of the ANC here are not loyal to the ANC,” Motsoeneng said.
“As we are speaking, the people of the ANC are going to vote for the ACM. People in South Africa want someone who is tested on decision-making and if you talk about anyone who is tested in South Africa, it is only me. No one else,” he continued.
Motsoeneng, speaking at the second gathering in the North West, said that he believed the party would “take” the province.
The ACM leader said a “professor who speaks only good English without solutions” was appointed premier of the province, which he said shows it to be “leaderless”.
African Content Movement (ACM) President #HlaudiMotsoeneng will on Sunday welcome former Mazibuye African Congress members from four regions in Gauteng. Venue: Diepkloof Multipurpose Hall.
Date: 10 March 2019. pic.twitter.com/Jp4JS6iTKX
— #VoteACM African Content Movement (@ACMServants) March 9, 2019
#ACM will take North West province because a Professor who speaks only good English without solutions, was appointed as Premier. Says #HlaudiMotsoeneng adding that the Province is currently leaderless. #VoteACM pic.twitter.com/iBv4Je9E3u
— #VoteACM African Content Movement (@ACMServants) March 10, 2019
Motsoeneng held a press briefing in December last year to make a “historical” announcement that he was starting a political party called African Content Movement with the slogan: “The future is in your hands.”
Motsoeneng, despite having been accused of mismanagement and corruption while COO of the SABC, has long maintained that he did a great job at the public broadcaster.
“In South Africa, the only person who is tested on delivery is Hlaudi. Not looking the west, the north, the east. I did implement what I was supposed to implement [at the SABC] and I was not looking for favours,” he said at his party’s launch.