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Operation Dudula wants to contest 2024 elections

Operation Dudula said it would transform itself into a political party and will be contesting next year’s general elections.

The controversial civic organization held a consultative conference on Sunday at the Johannesburg City Hall where its members from across the country were in attendance.

The publication understands that Dudula members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the organization contesting the 2024 polls.

Operation Dudula has become notorious for its members forcibly closing shops and raiding premises belonging to foreign nationals.

The organization has been at the forefront of calling for illegal migrants to be deported from South Africa and has been branded as xenophobic in many quarters of society

Operation Dudula treasurer general Solomon Kekana said they intend to take their message to the halls of Parliament.

“We are voiceless now. We’ve been on the streets but we can’t be heard. Instead, they are arresting our members.”

Kekana added that he and other leaders would approach the electoral commission over the next few weeks to register as a political party.

-EWN

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