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CityPress - - Voices - Jen­nifer Mpumalanga Freddy Mb­handze Mpumalanga Amos Sekhukhune dis­trict, Lim­popo Thabo Mokuoane Se­bo­keng, Gaut­eng Ernest Hlathi Bush­buck­ridge, Mpumalanga Madise Mmat­ladi Lim­popo Bo­nang Mosh­wadiba Bloem­fontein, Free State Fol­low us on Like us on

The African Peo­ple’s Con­ven­tion (APC) is a real op­po­si­tion and was founded specif­i­cally to fill the po­lit­i­cal void that has ex­isted since democ­racy in 1994. It was formed to be the al­ter­na­tive voice, the voice of the voice­less and, in­deed, it is the voice of the voice­less. The APC is a voice for tra­di­tional lead­ers, po­lice re­servists and land claimants, to men­tion just a few. The APC is not con­fused, but is a gov­ern­ment in wait­ing.

The APC is a real op­po­si­tion party pro­mot­ing the in­ter­ests of the ne­glected African com­mu­ni­ties. The APC ad­vo­cated suc­cess­fully for the in­ter­ests of peo­ple such as head­men and head­women, tra­di­tional coun­cil­lors, po­lice re­servists and land claimants.

The APC never re­ceived any do­na­tions from the ANC. We do not re­late to the ANC ide­o­log­i­cally.

From Themba Godi’s stand, even in Par­lia­ment, it is ob­vi­ous he is a tool of the ANC. He never puts for­ward the in­ter­ests or views of the APC in any de­bate in the assem­bly. In­stead, Godi has op­posed other op­po­si­tion par­ties who at­tack the cor­rupt ways of the ANC.

The APC is the type of op­po­si­tion our coun­try has been lack­ing for some time. It is a ma­ture party that is al­ways sober and does not at­tack peo­ple, but ad­dresses the is­sues con­fronting our coun­try. Godi is an in­de­pen­dent in­tel­lec­tual who rep­re­sents a rare breed of per­son in our pol­i­tics. As for [Ramahlalerwa] Mathume, let him face dis­ci­plinary mea­sures from the party.

What Ramahlalerwa Mathume is say­ing amounts to the last kicks of a dy­ing horse. He can keep his new party and we’ll keep our APC.

The APC is a real party formed as an al­ter­na­tive voice for Africans and it con­tin­ues to rep­re­sent that. It has raised many is­sues, in­clud­ing those of tra­di­tional lead­er­ship, min­ing com­mu­ni­ties, ex-mine work­ers and ser­vice de­liv­ery. The APC stands for the African ma­jor­ity.

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