ANC to lay a complaint against Athol Trollip's family

31 January 2016 - 18:45 By Jeanette Chabalala
DA Parliamentary Leader Athol Trollip MP
DA Parliamentary Leader Athol Trollip MP
Image: DA via Flickr

The African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday that it would lay a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against the family of the DA’s mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip, this week.

ANC national spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa said the family allegedly violated some farmworkers’ rights, while they were still working for them in Bedford in the Eastern Cape. 

He said the farmworkers had submitted written statements to the ANC on how they were treated between 2005 and 2010.  

"For now, we cannot divulge the full information, but the farmworkers who experienced this inhuman treatment have told us that they were forced to work from early morning until late at night, without taking a break."  

"[They] also told us that Athol Trollip knew about how they were treated, but he did nothing. He should have stopped it because, apparently, he was always at the farm," he said.  

Attempts to get comment from Trollip were unsuccessful.  

Source: News24