The Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo)  is on Thursday launching its local government elections manifesto at Ga-Phaahla village, outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

The party’s honorary president and former Technology Minister Professor Mosebudi Mangena, will also be campaigning.

The party spokesperson Ngoako Moyaha says the manifesto launch will be preceded by a door-to-door campaign.

“We have as an organisation in all provinces and municipalities specifically in Limpopo about 98% of local district and all local municipalities.”

He says they are launching their manifesto under the theme: “Take back your power.”

“Once the voter understands the power, the elected candidate will respect the voter because the voter can immediately recall him if he is not delivery according to the community he is serving. Our manifesto is accordingly launched by our president Ntate Strike Thokoane, but we got a message very late in the evening that he got health issues that are urgent and as we we talk now, he is not well and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Moyaha speaks about the manifesto launch

Service delivery

Some residents of Ga-Phaahla village outside Jane Furse in Limpopo have told  Mangena, that their main service delivery problem is lack of drinking water.

They buy water from those who have boreholes and even from the rivers.

Mangena and some party’s provincial leadership conducted door-to-door campaign before launching the manifesto at a community hall.

Party president Strike Thokoane was not present as he has been hospitalised.

A resident, Makoshe Phaahla says that they have not had clean drinking water for many years.

“Our challenge here is lack of water we don’t have water actually around Sekhukhune. The big problem here is there is a big pipe from the dam, there is a big dam that the built that see.”