Building a political platform that will give ordinary people an opportunity to play a role in changing South Africa by having them in the forefront, Liberators Party Lead Officer Zorro Boshielo regards himself as father to a family who wants to achieve a common goal.
With the structure up and running nationally since the beginning of May this year, the Liberators Party is offering South Africans a new alternative. The grandson of Flag Boshielo recently spoke to Polokwane Observer in an interview while in Limpopo in support of the activities of a youth wing under the party’s umbrella.
“We need people that will say this is a journey; it is not a destination. We have to walk together and walking together, you will never ever do it when you work alone. It is not about the issue of power; it is about the issue of understanding that in the end it is not about you. We are not interested in power, because if some of us were interested in power we wouldn’t be where we are.” Boshielo, who referred to voting for the African National Congress (ANC) in the 1994 elections, emphasised that he had the opportunity to be the Chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng – the most prominent position in the political history of South Africa – but gave it up because he knew he was in a vehicle that wasn’t taking the route he was going. Unfortunately when a person was a passenger in a vehicle, the destination was determined by the driver, he remarked.
According to Boshielo they had looked at the political landscape in South Africa and didn’t find a political party talking about the poor, who were used to fill up halls and to elevate egos through political positions. “We say the time has come whereby the poor must take over ownership.” The Liberators Party, he reckoned, was the right vehicle to be able to re-energise their people towards revolution. They stood for mental revolution, he added.
They were the choice and believed, particularly in Limpopo, that they were destined to be the next government. Come 2019 they were going to have a Premier coming from Liberators Party in the province, Boshielo predicted by adding that it would then be one of his comrades who would be leading the struggle against poverty and corruption.
Engagement with their people – as was the case with the youth during the imbizo in Polokwane last weekend – would lead to respective election manifestos for each province talking to issues such as water problems, education matters or unemployment, he indicated.
Mental liberation would make people understand that now was the time to do political shopping “and in that political basket I am going to put the party what I stand for and Liberators Party will emerge as the one of choice, particularly in Limpopo.”
Story: YOLANDE NEL
Photo: Lead officer of Liberators Party, Liberator Zorro Boshielo ahead of the youth imbizo in Polokwane last weekend.