Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage, Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, businessman Vusi Thembekwayo, authors Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and Songezo Zibi, attorney Tumi Sole, news anchor Shahan Ramkissoon, former transport department spokesperson Ayanda Allie Paine, political economist Moletsi Mbeki, Discovery CEO Adrian Gore, former JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King and Reverend Chris Mathebula are also among the candidates who made the list.
“There are so many great South Africans qualified to lead SA but won’t because they do not want to join a political party. In 2024 this changes,” said One SA Movement.
“2024 will be SA’s first national and provincial election that allows independent candidates to stand for election as members of the National Assembly and members of the respective provincial legislatures and we want to know who you would seriously consider voting for should they put their hand up.”
The party said it would travel with other civil society organisations to the “length and breadth” of SA in search of South Africans willing to stand as independent candidates in 2024.
“Just like you, we are tired of political parties choosing candidates that not only aren’t qualified to lead us, but do not have SA's best interests at heart.”