Johannesburg – Athol Trollip is the latest member to be added to the ActionSA party.
Party leader Herman Mashaba announced that Trollip will be joining the party on Wednesday.
“Athol is a brave South African that I came to respect immediately when I met him.”
“He is principled and honest and one of those rare type of people in politics who says what he means and means what he says.”
Trollip is the latest high-profile member to join ActionSA, filling the role of Provincial Chairperson of the Eastern Cape.
Trollip’s addition to the party of the plan to place political heavyweights in leadership positions across the nine provinces.
The goal is to have each leader activate structures ahead of the 2024 national and provincial elections.
The decision to place Trollip in a leadership position in the Eastern Cape is based on his extensive experience in both politics and agriculture. His involvement in these two sectors makes him a well-know figure in the Eastern Cape.
With two decades of political experience, ActionSA describes Trollip as an asset who is able to communicate fluently in the three main languages of the province, isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans.