Hundreds of Boland ANC supporters surrendered their party membership on Saturday, and more resignations are expected in Plettenberg Bay and Citrusdal today (on Sunday) as people prepare to sign up for former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota's South African National Congress, to be launched on the Day of Reconciliation.
Lekota is expected to address thousands of people today at a rally at the Ikhwezi Community Centre in Gugulethu, a traditional ANC stronghold and the stomping ground of provincial ANC leader Mcebisi Skwatsha.
Former ANC spokesperson and national executive committee member Smuts Ngonyama is expected to join Lekota at the rally this afternoon.
Last month ANC members accused Ngonyama of bankrolling Lekota in the build-up to the launch of the new party.
Today's (Sunday's) mass rally will be the final meeting in the Western Cape before Lekota's convention next Sunday in either Bloemfontein or Pretoria.