Real or fake?
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.