Thokozani Khupe’s aide Mr Witness Dube defended the breakaway faction’s election manifesto titled Building an Economy to Support Transformation (BEST) that was launched on Saturday. In an interview with The Chronicle, Dube said the manifesto addressed people’s expectations hence there was no need for people to make noise about it.
It didn’t come up as a surprise because it came from the people. It wasn’t an attention grabbing manifesto, it was putting to print what people already knew we stand for. You wouldn’t expect people to start saying this could have been that. They were consulted. For people who believe in us it was a way of formalising our campaign.