66 ANC members defect to NFP

Comment on this story
iol pic sa NFP manifesto INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS National Freedom Party President Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi File picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse

Johannesburg -

Sixty-six ANC members in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, defected to the National Freedom Party on Sunday, the SABC reported.

The NFP was in the area to campaign ahead of the May 7 general elections.

The party's Gauteng chairman, Bheki Gumbi, told the public broadcaster the NFP was impressed by how people welcomed them into their homes.

“We were there to do a door-to-door campaign. We are happy that all sectors of the community welcomed us and we did door-to-door in different wards.

“We end up our rally in Mandela (Stadium) where we welcomed 66 members led by women's league members from the ANC.” - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines