Balindlela rejects ‘swine politics’ claim

Aphiwe Deklerk

THE ANC has described as “swine politics” a gift of 24 piglets to three villages by a prominent Eastern Cape member of the DA.

The ANC’s provincial secretary, Oscar Mabuyane, lashed out at former Eastern Cape premier Nosimo Balindlela for giving the pigs to start community projects just a year before the national and provincial government elections.

Mabuyane dismissed Balindlela’s action as an act of desperation to ingratiate the DA with the masses, while Balindlela denied it was a political act.

But for some residents of Cenyu, Mlungisi and Cenyu Lands in Stutterheim, the gift meant they are now proud small-scale pig farmers.

Residents yesterday hoped the project would alleviate poverty.

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