Controversial Anti-Immigrant Group Operation Dudula Plans to Register as Political Party for 2024 Elections

Controversial Anti-Immigrant Group Operation Dudula Plans to Register as Political Party for 2024 Elections

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. Operation Dudula, a controversial anti-immigrant group in South Africa, could potentially become a political party on the ballot paper for the 2024 general elections.

According to EWN, the group held a conference in Johannesburg on May 7th attended by members from across South Africa, where a majority voted in favour of contesting the 2024 elections.

The group’s treasurer-general, Solomon Kekana, announced that they plan to approach the Electoral Commission (IEC) to register as a political party in the coming weeks.

Operation Dudula has been labelled a vigilante organisation and xenophobic due to its ground-level activities, which include closing shops belonging to migrants and, more recently, denying healthcare access to people based on their appearance and accent.

The group has been calling for the mass deportation of illegal immigrants from South Africa since its inception and blames migrants for many of the country’s issues.

Kekana has stated that the group’s extreme tactics are not getting their message across and they feel that they are being ignored.

He said, “We are voiceless now.

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We’ve been on the streets, but we can’t be heard.

Instead, they are arresting our members.”

The group hopes to take its message to Parliament and have its anti-immigrant stance heard.

The news of Operation Dudula’s potential registration as a political party has been met with concern from some, given the group’s controversial actions and views.

The group’s stance on immigration has been criticised for its lack of nuance and understanding of the complex issues surrounding immigration and asylum seekers.

The potential inclusion of Operation Dudula on the ballot paper for the 2024 elections is likely to be a polarising issue for many South Africans, with some arguing that it is important to hear all voices in the political sphere, while others may find the group’s extreme views concerning.

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