African People's Convention

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African People's Convention
President Themba Godi
Founder Themba Godi
Founded 5 September 2007 (2007-09-05)
Split from PAC
Headquarters 4th Floor, Dr. Neil Aggett House, 90 President Street, Johannesburg 2001
Student wing APCYL
Ideology Socialism
Pan-Africanism
African nationalism
Political position Left-wing
Slogan The Alternative Voice
National Assembly seats
1 / 400
Website
www.theapc.org.za

The African People's Convention is a political party formed by Themba Godi, former deputy leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania via floor-crossing legislation, on 4 September 2007. Godi defected along with the PAC's only two provincial representatives, Eastern Cape MPL Zingisa Mkabile and Gauteng MPL Malesela Ledwaba.[1] Godi is the current leader of the APC in parliament. The party retained its seat in the National Assembly in the 2009 elections, although it lost both of its representatives in the provincial legislatures of Gauteng and Eastern Cape.

It retained its seat in the 2014 election.

Like the PAC, the party's ideology officially appeals to "Africanists, Pan Africanists and socialists".

Election results[edit]

National elections[edit]

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2009 35,867 0.20
1 / 400
in opposition
2014 30,676 0.17
1 / 400
Steady ±0 in opposition

Provincial elections[edit]

Election Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
 % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats  % Seats
2009 0.20% 0/63 0.31% 0/30 0.12% 0/73 0.15% 0/80 0.30% 0/49 0.37% 0/30 0.29% 0/33 0.34% 0.30 0.09% 0/42
2014 0.23% 0/63 0.32% 0/30 0.16% 0/73 0.18% 0/80 0.35% 0/49 0.44% 0/30 0.40% 0/33 0.28% 0.30 0.06% 0/42

Municipal elections[edit]

Election Votes  %
2016[2] 84,579 0.22%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Keet (4 September 2007). "Godi leaves PAC for African People's Convention". The M&G Online. 
  2. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). elections.org.za. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

External links[edit]