UBUNTU Liberation Movement
Unity & Higher Consciousness for a New World
11 May 2016
The UBUNTU Election Campaign Around South Africa
I am about to embark on the UBUNTU campaign trip around South Africa that will cover almost all of our beautiful country and around 5000 kilometres - visiting the 7 smallest municipalities that we are targeting and several other in between, that want to represent UBUNTU Party in the elections on 3 August 2016. The map and rout I will drive is below - I will share the journey with you as we travel to Mier, Garies, Clanwilliam, Laingsburg, Prince Albert, Jansenville, Underberg, Ladysmith, Steynsdorp, and Badplaas.
In the meantime our home teams are making great progress with the campaign in Waterval Boven where we gathered 270 signatures of support on the first day of door-to-door calling. The majority vote in our town is around 1800 votes - so we are certainly on track to make waves of change.
9 May 2016
UBUNTU Activation in Soweto and Other Major Suburbs
I just completed an UBUNTU Party activation in several of the so-called townships - around the Johannesburg area - SOWETO, SHARPVILLE, SOBOKENG, KAGISO, and MAMELODI. It is now up to the local representatives to continue the campaign every day.
It was truly a transformational two days as people came out onto the streets and into the parks to listen and share in the UBUNTU message and they departed filled with inspiration and their hearts filled with joy that there is a way out of the mess and a real plan of action to achieve this. We arrived at the Meadowlands Park in Soweto hoping to meet a few more UBUNTU candidates, instead we were surrounded by a growing group of people interested in what we were doing. It suddenly made my 11 year journey, often filled with insurmountable obstacles and personal challenges, worth every bit of effort it took to get to this weekend.
Some of the group that gathered to listen to the UBUNTU message in Soweto. Thepo, the UBUNTU candidate is at the back on the right.
The elderly man next to me in SOWETO told me that he was moved close to tears listening to the message - and that he has been dreaming of such a day for all his life. He was visibly overcome by emotion and ready to share the UBUNTU message with everyone. I realised that IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME. By the time I had set up the flag and the banners the group had grown to about 20 people.
It became evident very quickly that people on the street understand our message immediately, and are overcome by joy when they hear our plan of action. The same happened in Kagiso, where the excitement was so high among the new arrivals that they could hardly keep quiet.The repeating sentiment from everyone was "we are sick and tired of the ANC - we don't trust them any more."
Michael and Tshepo, the candidate in Meadowlands Soweto, show off the UBUNTU flag as they prepare to share the UBUNTU Party plan of action with the gathering crowd.
I continue the UBUNTU election campaign to many other parts of South Africa - especially the small towns that we are focusing on, to win just ONE SMALL TOWN on 3 August 2016.
UBUNTU representatives in Kagiso - Tshepo Mosielele, the main candidate is in the middle
Kagiso street gathering
Michael delivers the UBUNTU message to the candidates and some passers-by in Kagiso - on a cold and windy day. Seems that winter has arrived.
Libarty, Macdonald and the rest of the UBUNTU team in Sharpville - at their arts & crafts centre for people with disabilities
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Apparently, Keenen Alberts, the current official opposition party's DA (candidate and member of town council of Bela Bela [Warmbaths]) just recently caused a stir when he resigned and joined the UBUNTU Party. He is now heading up a campaign, confident he can swing the majority vote to UBUNTU.