Bianca-Lee Grossett, a 39-year-old mom and housewife, has made headlines after revealing that her first vote will be for the Economic Freedom Fighters. Leaving behind her sheltered life, Grossett is challenging race politics in Krugersdorp.
Bianca-Lee Grosset is a 39-year-old housewife from Krugersdorp, a conservative town in the Gauteng province.
According to TimesLIVE, Grosset has traded in the quiet life at home with her children to challenge racial politics in her town.
The news garnered mixed reactions, with EFF members applauding her support for their political movement and white South Africans denouncing the housewife for her views.
The party is somewhat infamous for their controversial and, according to some, racially divisive comments, especially against white people.
The EFF has arguably coined the term 'White Monopoly Capital', used to describe wealth that stemmed from past injustices during the apartheid regime.
For the most part, South Africa agreed that the woman had the right, in a democratic nation, to vote for whoever she pleases come May.
Nevertheless, there were a few people that suspected Grosset has her own reasons for supporting the party, suspicious that the woman was hoping for a seat in Parliament after the elections.
Read some reactions to Grosset's unusual political identity here:
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