From townships to suburbs, DA vows

DA OFFICE: Athol Trollip at the opening of a constituency office in Njoli Road, new Brighton
DA OFFICE: Athol Trollip at the opening of a constituency office in Njoli Road, new Brighton

Eastern Cape DA leader Athol Trollip yesterday drummed up support for next year’s municipal election, saying when the party toppled the ANC from power in Nelson Mandela Bay, they would develop townships.

He was addressing about 100 DA leaders, members and supporters at the opening of the party’s Ngqura constituency office in Kwazakhele, where he described the occasion as an opening of a free democratic zone.

The Ngqura constituency, which comprises Motherwell, New Brighton, Kwazakhele, KwaMagxaki, KwaNoxolo, Zwide and Bluewater Bay, is the DA’s way of targeting traditional ANC voters as it gears up for an unpredictable municipal poll next year.

Anti-apartheid activists like Molly Blackburn and Helen Suzman would be happy to see the DA opening an office in a township, Trollip said.

-Mkhululi Ndamase

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