People came in vans, minibuses, private cars and even on horse to Qamata village on November 9 to advance the campaign for Rural Democratisation.
Representatives of more than 21 villages in Western Thembuland in the Eastern Cape descended on Qamata to express their opposition and distaste of the undemocratic practices of unelected traditional leaders.
The embarassed ‘King’ expressed his surprise that abuses were still happening on in this day and age of our society. He publicly told chiefs to stop the practice of imposing unelected headmen to communities.
He concluded by promising to summon the affected chiefs and headmen and to investigate the complaints. He promised that he will work closely with Siyazakha in dealing with the issues.