A former Minority Front member, Patrick Pillay, has launched his is own political party.
The Democratic Liberal Congress (DLC) has been registered with the Independent Electoral Commission on a national level. Pillay will be contesting the 2016 Local Government elections under his own party banner. The party manifesto was launched yesterday at the Sastri Park Hall in Phoenix on Thursday, June 2nd.
Pillay, who served the Minority Front party for over a decade, has now formed his own political party Democratic Liberal Congress (DLC).
Pillay says since the death of former leader Amichand Rajbansi, the party has been beset with internal squabbles which prompted him to quit.
He says the DLC will be focusing on service delivery concerns particularly in areas north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
The newly formed DLC’s leader elaborates that this decision was borne from 2 years work of research & public consultations with community leaders over governance and politics in South Africa. As a former Minority Front executive he has observed how promises by parties leave their voters with much to be desired. This is why the community has given him mandate to launch the Democratic Liberal Congress.
The death of the Minority Front
He added, “I was the longest serving member of the MF for 21 years. During my 15 years of tenure serving as a councillor, I have been consistently championing the rights of people without fear or favour. I have come a long way in politics and have a track record of serving on many leadership levels.”
“The infighting between the Minority Front was primarily about the lack of leadership in the party.”
He says, “People have little respect for me as an individual because I have been serving the people all the time and I do not go to community only during election time.”
“The Democratic Liberal Congress DLC will be contesting the local government elections in the Ethekwini region ,they looking at KwaDukuza and other suburbs in KwaZulu-Natal now.”
Sources: DLC, Twitter, Facebook