The Party increased its voter support in the City of Cape Town and the City of Johannesburg where it has PR council seats by nearly 50% and support for Muslim political Parties has grown fourfold since AL JAMA-AH registered as a political party in 2007.
Twenty seven parties contested the Western Cape elections and AL JAMAA-AH came out proudly in 5th position – no mean feat. At national level out of 29 parties it was in the top dozen.
If the party gets council seats in the other 100 municipalities it will reach the magic figure of 50 000 to get a seat in parliament in 2019.
The Party is also a platform for other community parties and activists that don’t have a quarrel with AL JAMA-AH’S Islamic values and them using the AL JAMA-AH platform will further swell its numbers.