The bulk of the residents of a village in rural Transkei abandoned the ANC and signed up as members of the DA last weekend.
MPL Veliswa Mvenya visited Lwandile Village by invitation of the local chief. The village is in the Ngqeleni area in the Nyandeni Municipalty.
“This is a very poor area with no water, no electricity, no roads and no employment. Their ANC councillor is calling them illiterates and does not care about them at all. The DA is their only hope,” Mvenya said.
“I visited the village on 15 April to bring the residents a message of support. More than 300 of these former ANC-members signed DA-membership cards on the same day. The venue was at the chief’s place, Komkhulu, even the chief supports us,” she said.
In the meantime about 100 teachers from Mouth Fletcher also decided to abandon the ANC after the regional chairperson of Sadtu in that area was suspended for becoming a member of the DA