The African People’s Convention(APC) leader Themba Godi has thanked the National Assembly for the opportunity to chair the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) for the last 14 years.

Godi will not be returning to parliament as his party failed to secure enough votes to keep its seat in the National Assembly.

The APC garnered just over 19 000 votes in the elections.

Godi says his time in Parliament was well spent.

“We would have loved to remain in the National Assembly and use that platform to advance our political course, but I must express my sincere appreciation for the time and the opportunity that I had to be in parliament. Most importantly the opportunity to chair the public accounts committee and to be of service to our people.”

Godi says not securing a seat in parliament does not mean that they will stop advancing the party’s cause.

He says they will be meeting in the coming days to map the way forward.

“We will be meeting next week Saturday, but I’m sure throughout this week people would have gone beyond the initial emotions of no longer being in the National Assembly.”

“We have councillors in seven provinces in this country and I had campaigned in all the nine provinces and we have a fairly good presence, good individuals that so far have been saying whatever happens we still believe in the cause.”

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