|isiXhosa name||Iqela Lentsango|
|Politics of South Africa
Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa (more commonly known as the Dagga Party) is a South African political party registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape. It was founded in February 2009 by Jeremy Acton, who remains the party's leader. "Dagga" is a South African colloquial term for cannabis, the legalisation of which forms the core of the party's platform. The party believes cannabis legalisation would confer numerous socio-economic benefits to South Africa.
The party is attempting to register nationally with the IEC and has plans to contest the 2014 South African general election. The IEC, however, has threatened the Dagga Party – as well as 57 other minor parties – with deregistration unless they can prove they are still active.
- Glynnis Underhill (10 May 2013). "Dagga Party: Eight joints a day for Cape politician". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Dagga Party. "Constitution of Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa". www.daggaparty.co.za. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Unattributed (7 May 2013). "Dagga Party hopes to contest elections". City Press. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Cobus Coetzee (31 July 2013). "Dagga Party faces chop from official list". Independent Online. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
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