Xhosa chats catch voters by surprise

COPE premier candidate Bishop Lievie Sharpley did not beat about the bush yesterday as he told voters in Nelson Mandela Bay's Kwazakhele township that he was there to ask for their support in the election.

His fluency in Xhosa raised a few eyebrows among shoppers at Daku Spar as he told them how, if voted into power, a COPE government would not tolerate corruption.

Sharpley was the second COPE leader to campaign in the Bay after party deputy president Willie Madisha visited KwaNobuhle on Tuesday. – Mkhululi Ndamase

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