Since 1996 Leadership quarrels have dogged the PAC. A fair assessment of the situation can be found at WikiPedia
The constitution, created as a founding document for a liberation movement, has not moved easily into the 21st century.
There are two main factions (Mphahlele and Mbinda), with calls for fresh election and new nominees (Makoti), with more likely to follow. Resolving this impasse is difficult as any attempts to do so are thwarted by the opposing factions. Each faction simply "denies" the support of the other.
Press for Peace
Rank and file members of the PAC should press their favorite representatives to strive for peace and unity and lobby for an online decisions and voting system. By getting such a solution we can gain the moral high ground in Africa. Makoti has already joined. I will do my bit to get Mphahlele and Apa Poe to join PAC Online. Please could interested members lobby for the support of Mbinda, Xaba, Dlamini, Bennet and Moloto.
The PAC is bigger than individuals.
Elections are inevitable. Branches should continue to develop and keep campaigning. Factions cannot avoid the decision of a self financed majority. This is a numbers game. In the last National Election The PAC received 37,000 votes. By inference we can estimate the active members in both factions to be around 3,000.The election machine of the PAC is woeful. I get labelled as a white supremacist when I describe it as "natives drumming in the bush".
PAC ONLINE can solve the Leadership impasse. By example we can get around the current electoral process which is hampered by geographic distance. With a superior logistics and a superior funding model it should not be long before our branches are the dominant branches in voting numbers and in finances. We will set up an online polling and voting system that will be the envy of other parties and will enable us to get quick unanimous decisions.
Once we have the numbers the leaders will work for us rather than the other way around.
Advantages to be gained with PAC Online
By focusing on Online we attract a new category of Voter.
The PAC can gain substantially by making it the easiest party to join and lead. Whereas other parties exclude new comers though a heap of red tape. We should make it easier.
Currently many Africans are deprived of voting. A good example is Zimbabweans living in South Africa (Around R 3 Million), they can neither vote in SA or practically vote in Zimbabwe. They are able to attain membership and leadership roles in PAC Africa and can begin immediately to help develop a Pan African Liberation.
Is it possible to crowd source the General Election for the PAC?
Traditional elections in Africa are financed with a web of patronage. Parties secure large donors and partnerships to fund those election campaigns.This leads to an inevitable compromise of idealistic principles.
I am proposing that it should be possible to crowd source the South African General Election, with a maximum donation of $10.
Here are the numbers:
To win the 2019 General Election we will require 12 Million Votes. We will get this by accumulating 1.2 Million members. The Subukwe Branch targets to acquire 40,000 Members with an annual subscription of 40,000 X $ 10 = $ 400,000 or R 5,2 Million.
Subukwe branch chooses a target market for voters in Facebook.
In the last National Election The PAC acquired 37,747 votes. If we can acquire 40,000 members we will have the voting power and funds to:
Determine ideological strategy of the PAC (subject to the Constitution)
Determine the leadership of the PAC
Support a R 5,2 Million election digital campaign
* Membership of the Subukwe Branch can come from all of Africa. Non South African Subukwe members may not vote in the 2019 General Election, but may vote in determination of Branch ideology and Leadership.
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