Cape Party will be contesting for the upcoming local government election.
The motive however, is less centered on service delivery or job creation. But focused on propelling the agitation that will make the province an independent country.
Party leader Jack Miller divulged to eNCA that the agenda of the party in the coming election is to get 5,000 votes.
That, Miller explained, will hand the Cape Party one seat in the Cape Town council. As such, he’ll be offered a better platform to bring the party’s agitation of making the province an independent country to “the political realm of South Africa.”
Miller stressed that Cape Party’s core motive is to actualize a “greater autonomy for the Western Cape.” If the party becomes the major political party in Western Cape, it wouldn’t hesitate to declare the province an independent country,” he said.
According to him, polls have shown that many major areas in Cape Town are in favor of the independence of the province. “Over 70% of people” supported the idea, he said.
Miller stated that Cape Party’s motive was inspired and based “purely on economics.”
“76% of our revenue here in the Western Cape is taken out of our borders” by the national government. If we were independent, we’d be four times wealthier than we are right now,” he argued.
The Cape Party aspiration for ‘Cape Nation’ is inspired by the South African constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
While the later stipulated that all people have the right to self-determination and to pursue economic, social and cultural development, and that they may freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice.
The former endorsed the right to self-determination of any community sharing a common cultural and language heritage.
Thus, the Cape Party is ready and eager to use all constitutional and legal means to actualize the ‘Cape Nation’.
The would-be-country will be made up of the Western Cape, six municipalities in the Eastern Cape, one municipality in the Free State. and the Northern Cape without two districts.