Politician takes heritage campaign to EC’s roads

Shaun Gillham

EASTERN Cape politician Christian Martin has taken his campaign for the recognition of the minority Khoi and San groups to the road – by personalising his car’s registration plates, which read, KHOI 1 EC.

“I have only had them on the car for about a week,” Martin, an MPL in the Eastern Cape legislature, said of his number plates yesterday.

He said the plates, which set him back a whopping R3199, “expressed” his Khoi heritage, and highlighted the heritage of the Khoi and San people as a whole.

“The traffic department even called me back and asked if I want to book Khoi 2, Khoi 3, four and five … I said ‘no, no, I will leave that to others’.”

Martin said he was “very proud of the plates”. His parents-in-law, “who are fair like you”, also liked them, he said.

“I was so happy. They said to me that they are now Khoi too,” he laughed.

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