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Vusi Thanda's Launch of Political Party Ignites Buzz on Social Media

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Prince Jean

Mar 21, 2024

South African Celebrities

Vusi Thanda’s Entry into Politics with the African Movement Congress Stirs Online Debate. @bona.co.za

In an unexpected career pivot, Vusi Thanda, celebrated for his role in "Emzini Wezinsizwa," has embarked on a political journey with the newly established African Movement Congress (AMC). Thanda is campaigning for the position of Eastern Cape premier, leveraging his public persona to garner support for the AMC's vision in the upcoming elections.


Thanda's campaign is encapsulated in a viral poster where he champions the AMC with the motto, “because honesty is the best policy,” highlighting a commitment to integrity and transparency in governance.

He pledges to safeguard democracy and push for reforms that prioritize the welfare of the populace.


The announcement has elicited a mixed response on social media, with South Africans expressing curiosity, skepticism, and a range of opinions about Thanda's political ambitions and the proliferation of new political parties:

- Users express confusion over the surge of new parties, with comments ranging from supportive to critical, especially referencing Thanda's previous financial appeals on social media.

- Community members from Thanda's hometown offer personal insights, questioning his credibility and the impact on the Eastern Cape's reputation.


Amidst serious discussions, some users inject humor, speculating on the AMC's goals and its competition with established parties, using playful language to comment on Thanda's transition from acting to politics.

With the South African elections set for May 29, the AMC's entry introduces a new dynamic to the political scene. Thanda's move from entertainment to politics has certainly sparked conversation, and it remains to be seen how this will influence the electorate's choices.


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