Capitalist Party founder Kanthan Pillay doesn’t mince his words. Affirmative action is "abhorrent"; the DA — a party he used to support — is a "clusterf**k of note" that is talking about including "constitutional blacks in its line-up"; and DA leader Mmusi Maimane is an "ungrateful little sh*t-head". It’s a straightforwardness that may be unusual in politics. But, then, so is the party the former YFM CEO launched with little over a month to spare before the May 8 elections. The Capitalist Party (ZACP) — popularly known as the "Purple Cows" — is based around the number 10: 10 leadership members; 10 core principles; 10 plans of action. And not all of the 10 party leaders have met each other in person; they were recruited via social media, and communicate via Skype and Google Hangout. "This is going to be difficult for many people to wrap their heads around," Pillay says. "The core team of myself, [IT businessman] Neo Kuaho and [legal consultant] Roman Cabanac recruited the rest of the...

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