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Africa Unite Party

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The Africa Unite Party (AUP) is a South African national political party. It was formed on 7 March 2014, by Mr. Robin Denton its founder and president.

Organization[edit | edit source]

Currently the AUP is run by acting chairman Samuel Siyonzana and VP Frans Tekwane. It has also created an arm for the diaspora in Europe where it has set up an Africa Unite Peoples Embassy or "Africa Embassy" with a charter for all Africa in Switzerland.[1] The Africa Embassy runs according to a charter of understanding as stated in its founding document.[2] The Africa Unite (Pan African) Movement is committed to bringing peace and prosperity to the entire continent and continues to work towards these aims. The AUP is also working with African innovators and business people to assist the 70 million people living off the grid.[citation needed]

Platform[edit | edit source]

The AUP stands against racially motivated violence and for youth. It sees itself as the "Third Way". It plans to run in the national elections in 2019 [3] if the elections are free and fair for all. The party has had some success in bringing the issue of racially motivated violence to the table by its protests outside the Oscar Pistorius trial in Pretoria.[citation needed]

IEC compliance[edit | edit source]

On 24 March 2014 it failed to comply with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa by refusing to pay the security deposit of R205 000. As a result of its non compliance; it was taken off the ballot sheet for the 7 May 2014 National Elections. It contested this decision of the IEC by submitting an urgent application to the constitutional court stating that it violated Section 19 of the South African Constitution. [4]The case was dismissed by 11 judges who stated it "was not urgent". In the mean time the AUP had also charged President Zuma with theft,fraud and corruption due to the Nkandla affair. [5]This case has progressed to a successful conclusion with President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma paying back part of the amount that was misappropriated.[6] The AUP said it would carry on with the legal challenge through the high court.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/peoples-embassy-africa-robin-denton?trk=mp-author-card
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/africa-unite-peoples-charter-robin-denton
  3. "The South African Municipal Elections 2016 – an overview". FinGlobal. 2016-07-25. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  4. Consulting, WorldWideMedia. "CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUIONAL [sic] COURT ISSUES DIRECTIONS". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  5. http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Africa-Unite-Party-takes-on-Zuma-20140401
  6. https://www.enca.com/south-africa/president-zuma-has-paid-back-the-money

[1] https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3947595301213673693#editor/target=post;postID=3813849532863331973;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname [2]


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