Pieter Dirk-Uys launches political 'movement'

Satirist Pieter Dirk-Uys says his political movement will drive the youth to participate in 2014’s elections.

Pieter Dirk-Uys as his most well-known character Evita Bezuidenhout.

CAPE TOWN - South African satirist Pieter Dirk-Uys on Friday launched a movement which political parties could adopt and take forward with their own ideas.

Uys' brainchild, South Africa's Democratic National Alternative, registered its name and website on Friday.

The satirist said the goal was to support freedom of choice running up to the 2014 general elections.

"It is not an attack on the ANC. It is not propaganda for any party.

"As a citizen of my country, I am deeply concerned and very excited that the new generation is going to vote in the elections next year, and have no background of apartheid or racialised sexism."

Uys, who is also known as his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout, said he had not yet approached any parties with his concept.

Recently, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele launched her own political platform named Agang.

Last week she said Agang would register as a political party soon.