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Azapo youth calls for party makeover

2014-05-10 18:28
(Photo: AFP)

Johannesburg - Azapo's youth members said they were embarrassed by the outcome of its party's election results on Saturday.

Youth president Amukelani Ngobeni said: "Azapo Youth expresses its deepest sadness and embarrassment after Azapo could not secure even one percent in the 2014 general election."

Provincial results on Saturday afternoon showed the party received 20 421 votes at national level - 0.11% of the poll.

It was 38 245 in 2009 and 0.2%.

The leadership should take it as a "wake up call" and consider strategic planning sessions for the future and possibly reinvent the party with repackaged messages which are more attractive to people.

"As the youth we cannot afford to helplessly watch this great movement of the people go up in smoke," said Ngobeni.

The youth wing still believed the philosophy of black consciousness and scientific socialism was relevant and could bring economic transformation.

Ngobeni congratulated the African National Congress on its victory after provisional results show the party got 62.15% of the vote.

Results are expected to be confirmed at a media conference later on Saturday.

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