Pretoria - The Khoisan community, which has been in a live-in protest for months at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on Friday said its members feel betrayed by the African National Congress (ANC) government, and would not vote for the governing party in the upcoming May 8 general elections.
A dejected leader of the Khoisan group, Chief Khoisan SA spoke to journalists in the lawns area of the Union Buildings, where his small group has camped for months in tents -- just meters from the towering statue of former president Nelson Mandela.
"From today until Sunday we are planning a unified meeting with participants from all various provinces who will be coming together. These are Khoisan leadership, people from other communities as well as people from the traditional leadership. We will be coming together this weekend," he said.
"The main aim for this weekend is to discuss issues, to put more pressure on government as a collective group. We will be discussing issues like the Khoisan Traditional Bill [the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill] that was rejected by the people but yet the government sees it fit to pass it through Parliament as well as the NCOP (National Council of Provinces)."
He said if President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the Bill, which was approved by the National Assembly in February, the government would be taken to court.