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'We are going to eat change' - Motsoeneng launches ACM

The former SABC COO says the party is ready and registered with the Electoral Commission to contest next year’s national elections.

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the launch of his political party  African Content Movement on 13 December 2018. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Controversial former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has officially launched his political party called the African Content Movement (ACM).

He says the party is ready and registered with the Electoral Commission to contest next year’s national elections.

Motsoeneng says he's aiming for nothing but the presidency.

He’s warned President Cyril Ramaphosa that his days as president are numbered.

Speaking to a large group of supporters in Millpark, Motsoeneng said his party is about empowering the people of South Africa.

He claims he was approached by other political parties to run in deputy positions but turned them down because he wants to be president.

“With you people of South Africa, we are going to eat change, we are going touch change [and] we are going to feel change when I’m the president of the country.”

He says under his leadership, everything produced locally will be 90% South African.

“Our movement is going to stand for the culture and the tradition of South Africa.”

Motsoeneng says as long as the economy is not in the hands of the people, nothing will be solved.

WATCH: Hlaudi: I want to be the president, that's the bottom line

Motsoeneng says he wants the country and the political spaces to know that he has arrived.

He insists he’s heading to Parliament and the Union Buildings and will become the president of the country.

“And I’m ready for Msholozi [Jacob Zuma] and I’m going to take him head-on. I’m ready for Ramaphosa, I’m ready for them.”

Motsoeneng says people should not worry about where the funding for his party comes from.

“The issue that we need to talk about is how do we make sure that our own people are billionaires.”

He says a manifesto will be launched soon.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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