Azapo ready to contest national elections in 2019

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Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) in the Northern Cape says it is now ready to contest the national elections next year.

The political party is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, since its inception in 1977.

The party says it refrained from contesting the previous elections, as it realised that black people will only get political freedom and not the much needed land.

The party says even though it currently has a handful of supporters, it is planning to mobilise in order to reach all sectors of society.

“There’s economic freedom but unless people are mentally free, mentally liberated they’ll always self-sabotage. The problem we’re having in our country is because people are self-sabotaging and that’s because they’re not mentally liberated. Azapo is more relevant now and it needs to permeate all sectors of society to conscientise the black nation so that they can fulfill the definition of freedom,” says Dr Gaopalelwe Motebe, chairperson of Azapo in the Northern Cape.