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Maimane confident Direct Election Bill will be passed

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Mmusi Maimane took to Twitter to announce that the Direct Election Bill has been lodged in Parliament, further expressing confidence that in 2024, it will be possible to vote for an independent candidate.

Chief Activist of One South African Movement (OSA), Mmusi Maimane took to Twitter on Thursday, 19 November 2020, to announce that the Direct Election Bill has been lodged in Parliament. The significance of the bill being lodged, as Maimane explained, is that it has passed the gruelling scrutiny which would have lessened the chances of it being legislated.

With the bill being lodged in Parliament, it has encouraged OSA and given hope that an independent candidate will soon be able to run for office. The bill has been endorsed and propagated by Maimane since as early as before the recent by-elections.

In discussing the importance of the bill, Maimane stated, “So come 2022, Parliament should have passed this law, and come 2024, the National Assembly should be able to have people that you have elected, that come from your communities [and] that are accountable to you.”

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