Poverty action group, the Anti Eviction Campaign (AEC), is planning a nationwide boycott of the upcoming general elections and is campaigning for others to follow its lead.
Western Cape Provincial AEC Coordinator, Mncedisi Twala, points out that: "Our people have been voting from April 1994. [But] We have never had a fruitful result out of those elections, because all that we see is corruption, nepotism and the promotion of the private sector."
Twala, who is also the chairperson of the Gugulethu Backyard Dwellers, warned that they are not going to allow any political activities in the communities.
The AEC has been campaigning against evictions, water cut-offs, poor health services and police brutality for the past eight years.
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