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Save South Africa campaign not part of ‘Freedom Movement’

TMG Digital | 2017-04-20 20:07:38.0
"Organised civil society has a specific role to play‚ which is quite different from that of political parties."
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The Save South Africa campaign says it is not part of the “Freedom Movement” launched by the Democratic Alliance and others in Johannesburg on Thursday and that it distances itself from the initiative.

"We are committed to engaging with formations that share our objectives‚ and acknowledge the many initiatives by all sectors that share the same core objective of ending state capture and forcing the President to step down.

"We do not‚ however‚ regard political parties as part of civil society and believe that authentic civil society movements should not involve political parties in any shape or form. Organised civil society has a specific role to play‚ which is quite different from that of political parties‚” Save South Africa said in a statement.

It said it was independent and did not align itself to any political party.

“Our initiatives have enjoyed support across many political parties‚ and we want to maintain that position.”

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