- A community group has landed in hot water for their alleged racist statements about preventing black people from the Eastern Cape entering the Western Province
- The group was formed in reaction to the recent land grabs which have cropped up across the country
- They maintain that they do not wish to be aligned with any of the large political parties in South Africa
A community group called Gatvol Capetonian has as controversial reputation for stiring racial tensions. Recently the group has come under fire for a particularly inflammatory statement.
The group wants to make sure that no black people from the Eastern Cape enter the Western Cape which they want to make an independent province.
This was in reaction to the land grabs which occurred last month.
The chairperson of Gatvol Capetonian is Ebrahiem Davids a former member of the Cape Party which had also called for an independent Western Cape.
He insists that they are opposed to the large parties such as the ANC and the DA.
Fadiel Adams, the groups spokeman, said that they were hoping to secure homes and social services for “people of the Western Cape”.
Oscar Lyons the media liaison officer for the group maintains the group's Facebook page and makes regular posts. He has repeatedly pointed out what he calls "double standards".
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