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The Gazankulu Liberation Congress (GLC) is a minor political party based in Giyani, South Africa.

Gazankulu Liberation Congress
ChairpersonThemba Chabani
Founded2016
HeadquartersGiyani, Limpopo
IdeologyRegionalism
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Provincial Legislatures
0 / 430

The party wishes to relocate the Limpopo capital from Polokwane to Giyani, is campaigning for the reintroduction of the death-penalty, and advocates offering a R2500 monthly subsidy to new university students.[1]

In July 2018 the party issued a list of demands to the Greater Giyani Local Municipality requesting more public toilets, stalls for hawkers, and that the council recover the money invested in the collapsed VBS Bank, threatening to shut down Giyani if its demands were not met.[1]

In September 2018, the GLC opened a case of hate speech and incitement of violence against the chairman of the soccer club Black Leopards, David Thidiela, stating that Thidiela's criticism of the referee amounted to "serious hatred of the official and his ethnic group [the] Vatshonga Machangana peopleā€.[2]

The party has received criticism for its name, which is reminiscent of the Gazankulu bantustan.[3]

The party contested the 2019 South African general election at provincial level in Gauteng and Limpopo only, failing to win a seat.

Election resultsEdit

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[4] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2019 - - - - 0.02% 0/73 - - 0.03% 0/49 - - - - - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gazankulu Liberation Congress wants Limpopo to be run from Giyani". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  2. ^ Reporter, Phakaaathi. "Political party opens a case against Thidiela". The Citizen. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  3. ^ https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/authors/vusi-nzapheza. "Silly season back as ANC tries to hoodwink voters - again". SowetanLIVE & Sunday World. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  4. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.