Staggie joins Patriotic Alliance
The new political party confirmed that former gang boss Rashied Staggie has joined them.
CAPE TOWN - New political party, Patriotic Alliance, says former convicted gang boss Rashied Staggie has been signed up as a member.
The party, led by controversial businessmen Gayton McKenzie and so-called sushi king Kenny Kunene, was launched in Paarl at the weekend.
The new political kid on the block is not your average party, with a number of notorious individuals within its ranks.
McKenzie, who is the Patriotic Alliance president, says it's no secret some of their members include former gangsters.
"It's not something I'm going to hide. But we have lawyers and fishermen as well. We represent the whole of society, and in our society there are lots of gangsters."
McKenzie confirmed Staggie is also a member of the party.
"I spoke to him in prison and he has kept every promise that he will be a peace dove when he comes out."
Some of the political party's policies include scrapping Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in its current form and the expropriation of land with compensation.