Congress of the People’s president (COPE), Mosiuoa Lekota has appealed to the people of Ga-Mapangula in Mashashane, outside Polokwane, Limpopo, to vote for change of government.

Lekota is on a three-day campaign trail in Limpopo.

He told party supporters at the Mapangula Early Child Development Centre that the African National Congress (ANC) is on the verge of collapsing the country.

Lekota urged them to vote for COPE.

“This is a three-day intervention here in Limpopo. Yesterday, we went to Moroke explaining to people the urgency and the importance of this particular election. South Africa has now a huge national debt, and many of us realise that if this election did not (yield) a desirable outcome, South Africa might perhaps collapse as a country. Now, it’s urgent that we draw the attention of our people as to how important this election is this time. There is a need to change government,” says Lekota.

Meanwhile, some community members at Mashashane asked Lekota to attend to their service delivery needs.

“I have heard everything that he has said, but we will only be satisfied if they bring services to our area. We do not have roads and we are suffering,” says one resident.

Another one adds, “We have heard him. We will see how we vote during the elections.”