New APMO party pops up
Education, youth, women’s rights, land expropriation and indigenous rights are the focus of a brand-new political party launched in August in the Eastern Cape.
A small delegation of the African Progressive Movement (APMo) paid a visit to George earlier this week.
According to their president, Dr Sebastian Petersen, they have registered the party with the Independent Electoral Commission in October and will be taking part in the national elections next year.
Petersen said APMo believes although South Africa has celebrated 24 years of democracy, for many citizens this is still not a reality. “Employment equity, BEEE and many other policies have excluded many from enjoying the true democracy of this country,” he said. Petersen was employed by the national parliament for 13 years, with roots in the ANC.
APMo party representatives: (front from left) Dennis Scheepers (chairperson), Sebastian Petersen (president), (back) Mark Mesimela (religious desk), and Hyram Doolings (national organiser).