Better Residents Association

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Better Residents Association
PresidentDelta Mokoena
Split fromAfrican National Congress
IdeologyLocalism
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Website
www.facebook.com/Better-Residents-Association-BRA-553564971814057/

The Better Residents Association (previously the Bushbuckridge Residents Association) is a minor South African political party formed by disgruntled African National Congress members.

It aims to serve the residents of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.


Vigilantism[edit]

In February 2017, the party's president, Delta Mokoena, began a 10-year prison sentence for vigilantism. He was convicted in 2013 of threatening to burn a resident and his house if the man, whom he accused of having a thief as a son, did not leave the area.

The party has been accused of 'causing a reign of terror', making use of kangaroo courts, torturing suspected criminals, and banishing residents it accused of being witches or Satanists.[1]

Election results[edit]

The party won its first seats at local government level in the 2011 Municipal Elections, and after the 2016 Municipal Elections holds seats in the Bushbuckridge and Bela-Bela local municipalities.

The party also won one seat in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature in the 2014 General Election, although it lost it in the 2019 election.

National elections[edit]

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2014 15,271 0.08%
0 / 400
Steady ±0 extraparliamentary
2019 9,179 0.05%
0 / 400
Steady ±0 extraparliamentary

Provincial elections[edit]

Election[2] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2014 - - - - - - - - - - 1.15% 1/30 - - - - - -
2019 - - - - 0.01 0/73 - - 0.04 0/49 0.72% 0/30 - - - - - -

Municipal elections[edit]

Election Votes %
2016[3] 73,468 0.19%

References[edit]

  1. ^ sama Yende, Sizwe. "President of 'vigilantic' political party jailed for intimidation". news24.com. City Press.
  2. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  3. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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