Moloto's faction has tried for almost two years without luck to remove Mbinda from the parliamentary seat.
But on Monday, he said he believed the party would jump from one seat to “not less than 50” when the new Parliament is convened in about two months' time.
He made the comment in response to a question from a journalist at the Cape Town Press Club, where he had spoken about the party’s unity and its relevance, especially now that the leadership tussle has been “resolved”.
He was asked to realistically predict the PAC’s chances at the polls.
Moloto claimed that in terms of the PAC’s constitution, the minimum required membership in the provinces is 100,000.
“When you take this and combine it nationally, it should give us well over 1m [votes],” he explained.
“Then there are families of members,” he continued. “We believe that with the efforts of the members of the party and their relatives, we should be able to get there,” said Moloto without blinking.
The highest amount of seats the PAC has ever occupied is five, after the April 1994 elections. The number went down to three in 1999 and 2004. The party won a solitary seat in 2009 and again in 2014.