The Ubuntu Party failed BIG in the South African 2016 municipal elections!
In my home town of Knysna, i slammed the Ubuntu Party for their election campaign that promised free electricity. I considered it fraud. Being a small town, my criticism cost me relationships but that which delivers truth must be considered worth it, something the Ubuntu Party should have practiced before presenting their eco-friendly, hippy-loving version of communism. It’s justice that they only managed to get about 80 voters here (population 68 000).
Michael Tellinger, author of gold-mining aliens and the Ubuntu Party founder, had previously said of Emakhazeni, his and the party’s home area, “The response is overwhelming from people in all walks of life, from the youth to the elderly. Many members of the ruling ANC and opposition DA parties are joining UBUNTU – distributing our pamphlets and inspiring others with our message.”
Considering that they only got half a percent of the Emakhazeni vote, that claim was as BIG as Tellinger’s proof of that giant’s footprint.
Nationally, the Ubuntu Party only got 2719 votes, a figure that must be basically divided in two as the election form allowed each person a ward and a council vote.
REALISTIC FAILURE OR TELLINGER’S VICTORY?
Tellinger wasn’t humbled by the result. Neither was he apologetic. In a post election video, he said that South Africans suffered from an “election disease”. He blamed the “elite who control the process” for Ubuntu’s failure. He went so far as to suggest that the Ubuntu Party were victims of a conspiracy yet offered NO proof.
Instead, AGAIN, he came across to me as a snake oil salesman when he translated their massive election failure into a victory:
“We received an average 190 votes per municipality [we ran in]. If we extrapolate this to all 278 municipalities, we would get 52,820 votes. This is a 10x increase in the number of votes we received in the 2014 National Elections – where we got around 5,400 votes. This is a spectacular increase in our performance. Although we did not get seats on any council, we created a huge awareness and support network amongst thousands of people around South Africa – across all sectors of our population. A support much larger than the votes reflect”
On Facebook, he got treated as a hero which made me, AGAIN, feel like the Ubuntu Party is more the CULT OF TELLINGER than anything else.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, IN A RICH MAN’S WORLD
How much money did the Ubuntu Party raise from overseas donators believing that their higher consciousness could result in their political success in the land of the giant’s footprint? Alone on IndieGoGo, the fundraising site, they received over a quarter million rand.
Political rallying may have failed dismally but Tellinger may have gained the most expensive book tour in South Africa’s history: