The Cape Independence Advocacy Group (CIAG) on Thursday 23 September delivered a notice of its request for a referendum on Cape Independence to the Presidency.
The pressure group confirmed that the request was also handed to Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde last week.
— Cape Independence Advocacy Group (@LetsFreeTheCape) September 23, 2021
The request was handed to @alanwinde last week
Full statement to follow pic.twitter.com/MrQomc3hVM
— Cape Independence Advocacy Group (@LetsFreeTheCape) September 22, 2021
Poll shows support
Since its formation in 2020 the CIAG’s primary goal is bringing about a referendum in the Western Cape, with the end goal of secession from South Africa and forming a new sovereign state.
A poll conducted by Victory Research in July 2021 on behalf of the Cape Independence Advocacy Group, showed that a clear majority of voters in the province (58%) now support a referendum on Cape Independence being held.
Support for independence itself is now at 46.2% of all registered voters (with 49.6% opposing and 4.2% undecided), and 42% among all adults in the province when unregistered voters are included.
Support among voters has increased 12.2% over the past year – 35% increase.