UMNOTHO DEMOCRATIC FRONT SPEAKS DEMOCRACY AND POLITICS
By: Nombulele Kheswa
UMnotho Democratic Front (UDF), fights for the youth of South Africa to have better education and represent foreign nationals in the country.
UDF was established in November 2011 by Mgcini Mlangeni, who is also the president.
It aim as a small political party is to uplift the lives of the youth in South Africa.
Many political parties aim is what they want to achieve for the country, not what the nation needs.
“As our motto says ‘making local government work for you’, that is what we want to achieve for our country. Which means improving the lives of people living in our country, so they
benefit from the Democracy we have,” said Mlangeni.
“Many political parties in South Africa have their own agendas when it comes to the representation of people. There are many political parties in South Africa, but small political
parties do not get recognition but they play a vital role in the society,” added Mlangeni.
According to the Voting Age Population, a number of estimated youth above 18 years in South Africa that is currently unregistered to vote is 6 million.
Which means that small political parties like the UDF have now taken the ladder to represent the people who are not yet represented by the big political parties.
UMnotho has set goals for it party to uplift and bring change in the society, because only when it is time for elections that big parties are canvassing.
UMnonto Democratic Front has opened other branches in the part of Durban, and for the 2016 local election it will be taking part and wants to have seats at local Municipality
councils as the way to communicate with the people living in poor societies.