Evita Bezuidenhout presents the vision and manifesto of the Party
Molweni Nonke! I'd like to welcome the premier, her worship the mayor, leaders of political parties, ladies and gentlemen of the media. Good morning everyone. Welcome. My name is Evita Bezuidenhout and I am an African. I do not belong to a political party. I think we have had too many parties in the last 14 years. We must now stop having parties; we must start working. And working together.
| I say to every father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, gogo and
tata: Vote. It's not only about you. It's also about your children and your
grandchildren. They need you to care, so that they can make their dreams
come true in a country that is free and fair. Our Constitution gives us freedom
of choice: so choose. It gives us freedom of speech: so ask questions. It
gives us freedom of expression: so laugh, when it all threatens to fall apart. If
you can't decide whom to vote for, find out what they all stand for. Get the
facts, then be empowered by your opinion - and vote. The cross on a ballot is a
worthy cross to bear with pride.
Evita's Peoples Party will invite each party that intends to contest the upcoming election to publish their manifesto on our website so that the nation can study all the menus. Think about it as food. At present we are all mesmerized by the arguments coming from the ANC kitchen. So much so, that we forget to focus on the dining room of democracy. Our dining room has many kitchens: ANC, DA, ID, IFP, UDM, ACDP, FF+ and maybe even an ANC+ or an ANC- quite soon? Each party manifesto will present their best recipes for a future. Shop around and find the dish to your taste.
We have a Constitution that is arguably the greatest in the world. Evita's Peoples Party will focus the attention of the people on what the Constitution offers us all. We must make each aspect of the Constitution as familiar as the songs in "Mama Mia."
The EPP is not about politics. There are excellent committed politicians, professional and dedicated, who lead political parties with passion and vision. They deserved the vote that they deserve. There are some who don't deserve the vote. I have no comment to make to those, other than to say: Oppas boeties, as from today, you're being watched.
Evita's Peoples Party will be the Jack Russell terrier at the gates of our democracy to bark loudly when our Constitution is threatened or insulted, to howl when our Constitutional rights are demeaned. And with other democrats to ensure a fair and free election, where all South Africans can positively contribute their choice for robust multi-party alternatives to honest committed government.
Let the people lead and the politicians will follow.