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Azanian People's Organisation
President Strike Thokoane
Chairperson Nelvis Qekema
First Secretary Mbulelo Ketye
Secretary-General Zithulele Nyangana Cindi
Honourary President Mosibudi Mangena
Founder Stephen Biko, Abram Onkgopotse Tiro, Mthuli ka Shezi, Mapetla Mohapi, Mongezi Sifika wa Nkomo and others.
Founded 28 April 1978 (1978-04-28)
Merger of BCMA in exile and AZAPO inside South Africa
Preceded by Black People's Convention (BPC)
Headquarters Office Number 3, 5th Floor, Corner House, 77 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Student wing Azanian Students' Convention (AZASCO)
Youth wing Azanian Youth Organisation (AZAYO)
Women's wing Imbeleko Women's Organisation
Armed wing Azanian National Liberation Army (AZANLA)
(formerly)
Student Wing for High School Students Azanian Students' Movement (AZASM)
Ideology Socialism
Black Consciousness
Political position Left-wing to far-left
Colours Black, Red, and Orange               
Slogan The People's Movement"
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Party flag
AZAPO National Flag

The Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO) is a South African political party and a former liberation movement. The organisation's two student wings are the Azanian Students' Movement (AZASM) for high school learners and the other being for university level students called the Azanian Students' Convention (AZASCO), its women's wing is Imbeleko Women's Organisation, simply known as IMBELEKO. Its inspiration is drawn from the Black Consciousness Movement philosophies developed by Steve Biko, Abram Onkgopotse Tiro and Vuyelwa Mashalaba, as well as Marxist Scientific Socialism.


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