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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