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newsHeraldLive reports that on Thursday in Port Elizabeth, the ANC paraded eight former Bedford farmworkers who claimed they were mistreated by Nelson Mandela Bay Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate Athol Trollip and his family.  

At a press conference just days before the local elections and coordinated by ANC national spokesman Zizi Kodwa, the “workers” told about the alleged human rights abuses.  Trollip later dismissed their claims as “desperate lies”, saying some of these “workers” had never been employed on the family’s farm.  The DA provincial leader has urged the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to conduct a thorough investigation of what he termed “baseless and defamatory allegations” against him.  The allegation that Trollip and his family abused workers’ rights is also the subject of two lawsuits that he launched against former DA PR councillor Knight Mali and ANC councillor Lawrence Troon.  

  • Read this report by Avuyile Mngxitama-Diko in full at HeraldLive
  • Read too, ANC accuses Trollip of skeletons in closet, on page 2 of The New Age of 22 July 2016

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