Veteran doctor aims to remove President Cyril Ramaphosa 

By Celani Sikhakhane

The veteran doctor who fought against the discrimination of black medical practitioners by medical schemes has entered politics after forming a political party called All Citizens Party (ACP).

Dr Senathi Fisha, whose party is contesting in five provinces, officially launched her own political party on Saturday at the Easter Service of the Zion Church of Nyonini Mission held in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

She said after she successfully took on giant medical aid companies for the rights of black doctors, she decided to enter politics to get the voice of ordinary South Africans recognised in Parliament.

In 2019 a commission of enquiry under Section 59 led by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi investigated various claims and in 2023 it made damning reports that exposed racism and non-payment of black doctors by medical schemes.

“My aim is to be the president of South Africa. I believe that the Union Building needs a praying woman to lead South Africa. I also call on churches to stop taking a backseat when it comes to running this country. We attained democracy in South Africa because the church took a bold stand against the apartheid government,” she said.

Fisha, who hails from Limpopo, told the Zion congregation that she was inspired by the bravery of the late NFP founder Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and is taking up the baton from her, as she was never shy to fight for what she believed in.

The All Citizens Party is among the new political organisations that have been formed in the run-up to the 29 May elections.

The ACP managed to secure over 15,000 signatories to contest the upcoming general elections, with most of the signatories in KZN. 

Pictured above: President of the All Citizens Party, Dr Senathi Fisha, addressed thousands of members of the congregation of the Zion Nyonini Mission in Newcastle on Saturday. 

Image source: Celani Sikhakhane 


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