100 KwaNobuhle ANC members defect to the DA

Mkhululi Ndamase

ABOUT 100 people claiming to be former ANC members in Nelson Mandela Bay’s KwaNobuhle township joined the DA on Friday, lashing out at the ruling party’s plan to replace their ward councillor, Andile Gqabi.

The group claimed they had supported Gqabi’s election as a Ward 42 councillor in 2011.

But after investigating complaints about the manipulation of ward candidate lists nationwide, the ANC’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma found that Gqabi’s nomination as a councillor was unfair and called for a by-election.

Dlamini-Zuma’s report was released in November and the party is yet to call for a by-election to replace Gqabi.

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