JOHANNESBURG – ActionSA has announced Athol Trollip as their newest high-profile member to joining ranks. He will be taking up the role as a Provincial Chairperson of the Eastern Cape.
“The announcement is one that engenders pride for ActionSA. It represents the ongoing effort of building a deeper leadership team and diversifying ActionSA’s brand.”
The significance of this moment lies in its intent to build leadership in the 9 provinces of the country that can activate the structures ahead of the all important 2024 national and provincial election.
“After meeting our structures in the Eastern Cape yesterday, it is clear that our teams are raring to go and are very pleased to work under Athol’s leadership,” ActionSA said.
Athol was born and raised here in the Eastern Cape. His family has deep roots with liberal politics in South Africa dating back to the United Party, and equally deep roots in farming. Athol’s political career dates back to 1980 in the PFP.
Athol’s involvement in politics and agriculture has made him a well-known figure throughout the Eastern Cape able to converse fluently with its residents in isiXhosa, English, and Afrikaans.
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According to ActionSA, much of what makes Athol an asset to ActionSA and the project they are embarking upon cannot be contained in a resume. He described as a brave South African that Herman Mashaba came to respect immediately when he 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,” Mashaba said.
“In our discussions ahead of his joining ActionSA, it was evident that we share a common appreciation of the duty that we have to serve South Africa in the task of removing the ANC in 2024. We discussed the values and policies of ActionSA and our plans going forward, and we are delighted that Athol has opted into building the political alternative that South Africans need.
“In the coming weeks and months, I am confident that ActionSA will become a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Cape as we mount our campaign for 2024,” the President said.