Eric Naki
Political Editor
4 minute read
12 Aug 2020
8:18 pm

Mashaba’s new party: A coalition of the wounded, or a viable alternative?

Eric Naki

Herman Mashaba's new party may look like a home for 'recycled politicians' but if they played their cards right, they could possibly lure away Metropolitan voters who are sick of the status quo.

Former DA Johannesburg mayor and founder of The People's Dialogue, Herman Mashaba. Image: Twitter/@HermanMashaba

Analysts have mixed feelings about the political future of Herman Mashaba’s new political party, though they concur that there is need for a party that will bring alternatives to voters disgruntled with the ANC. They say if future leaders united and came up with good alternative policies, a party could get massive support, because people were desperate for an alternative to the ANC, DA and EFF. Political analyst Prof Lesiba Teffo said Mashaba was the right leader to provide that alternative due to the credibility he built for himself as then Johannesburg mayor. Teffo said while it was too early...