The Cape Party has announced a name change and plans on contesting the upcoming local government elections as the Cape Independence Party.
The Party also created a poll on Twitter last month where they asked “Should the Western Cape become an Independent Country?” An overwhelming 92.3% of Twitter users voted “Yes.”
Should the Western Cape become an Independent Country?
— Cape Party (@capeparty) July 12, 2021
Party leader Jack Miller said that the push for an independent state in the Western Cape is “capturing the imagination of the voting public,” as per the Party’s Facebook page.
“Cape independence is now an inevitability which more and more people are accepting as the only solution to perennial ANC rule,” Miller said, adding that the democratic will of the people of the Western Cape can never be served by being a part of South Africa.
“The Western Cape is fundamentally at odds with the 8 other provinces. And no matter how often the people of the Western Cape vote to keep the ANC out, we can never get the result we want.
“Cape Independence is and has been our signature issue for over a decade and its fitting that our name should easily convey our number one priority,” Miller concludes.
Meanwhile, locals have pledged their support to the Cape Independent Party. Here are some of the comments by Facebook users:
- “Thrilled to be a part of the pioneers fighting for change.”
- “Love the new name. It does you justice finally.”
- “Independence, yes please!”
- “You can do it!!! Make us proud!”
- “I hope this will happen.”
- “This is achievable, make it happen!”
“Congratulations on the new name. Already a member and will be voting for you.”
- “If Lesotho and Swaziland can be countries in SA, why not the Cape???”