Themba Godi's APC Aims to Regain Parliamentary Seats in 6 Provinces

Themba Godi, leader of the African People's Convention (APC), aims to regain parliamentary seats in six provinces in the May 29 elections. Godi emphasizes the importance of clean governance and service delivery, citing his party's track record and commitment to corruption-free administration.

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Themba Godi's APC Aims to Regain Parliamentary Seats in 6 Provinces

Themba Godi's APC Aims to Regain Parliamentary Seats in 6 Provinces

Themba Godi, leader of the African People's Convention (APC), is confident that his party will make history by regaining its parliamentary seats in the May 29 elections. The APC lost its seats in the 2019 general elections, but Godi has been working to rebuild the party's presence in six provinces, including the Free State, Gauteng, North West, and Mpumalanga.

Why this matters: The outcome of the May 29 elections will have significant implications for the political landscape of South Africa, potentially shifting the balance of power in the country's provinces. A strong showing by the APC could also influence the national conversation around clean governance and service delivery.

Gauteng is considered the "battle ground" for the APC, with the party putting significant effort into winning seats in the province. The APC aims to win seats in all six provinces where it is contesting elections. Godi has been campaigning in the Free State, consolidating support for the APC and ensuring the party's representation in the province.

Godi emphasized the importance of clean governance, stating that corruption hinders the delivery of basic services to citizens. The APC leader highlighted his party's track record of clean governance, citing his over decade-long tenure as head of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). Godi's message to voters is to prioritize service delivery and corruption-free governance, saying, "First and foremost, it's to encourage people to go out and vote en masse as it is their civic responsibility. But secondly to send to them the fundamental message of the APC which is that we want to see service delivery as the primary responsibility of any government and to ensure that we have an administration that is corruption free, that is, normal administration has no nepotism, that is governance. You can't have service delivery without good."

The APC's campaign comes at a time when the ruling African National Congress (ANC) faces electoral challenges from various parties, including the newly formed uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party led by former President Jacob Zuma. The MK party is expected to worsen the ANC's electoral woes, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province. However, Godi remains focused on the APC's goals, emphasizing the party's commitment to clean governance and service delivery across the six provinces it is targeting in the May 29 elections.

Key Takeaways

  • Themba Godi, APC leader, aims to regain parliamentary seats in 6 provinces in May 29 elections.
  • APC's strong showing could influence national conversation on clean governance and service delivery.
  • Gauteng is considered the "battle ground" for APC, with significant effort to win seats.
  • Godi emphasizes clean governance, citing APC's track record and his own tenure as SCOPA head.
  • APC's campaign focuses on service delivery and corruption-free governance across 6 provinces.