Prominent entrepreneur Wiseman Sbu Mpisane, known for his past contributions to the ANC, has been appointed National Chairperson of a new political party, Gap Fixers of South Africa (GFSA). The party operates under the banner, “A true catalyst for change.”
Approval by the Independent Electoral Commission
Last year, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) approved GFSA’s participation in both provincial and national elections scheduled for this year. The brain behind the establishment of GFSA is Themba Viros Buthelezi from Pongola in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Inspiration from Recent Events
Mpisane cites his entry into politics as a response to the events surrounding the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma at the Escourt Correctional Facility in KZN in July 2021. The subsequent violence and looting in KZN and Gauteng deeply impacted Mpisane.
Constitutional Concerns and the Mission of GFSA
Mpisane asserts that the current constitution does not adequately support the black men and women of South Africa. He highlights the persistence of poverty, even 30 years after the transition to a black-led government. The core mission of GFSA is to address the significant gaps affecting the majority of voters, particularly those living in impoverished conditions.
Focusing on Basic Needs and youth empowerment
Having previously been involved in professional football as the leader of Royal AM, which he subsequently handed over to his son Andile, Mpisane criticizes the ANC for losing sight of essential issues affecting the majority of South Africans. He emphasizes the need for clean water, accessible and quality education, and secure living environments.