Athol Trollip talks about joining Herman Mashaba's ActionSA as Eastern Cape leader
The former DA federal leader tells Daily Dispatch about his move to the new party and his belief that pragmatic leaders, such as him and Herman Mashaba, can change the course of South Africa.
While acknowledging that ActionSA had a long way to go, Trollip expressed his excitement at the party's future prospects.
Trollip also talks about the loss of the Nelson Mandela Metro during his mayorship, touching on the issue of patronage and taking aim at "radical racists" in the Economic Freedom Front.
He hit out at SA politicians, who he accused of enriching themselves by "having their fingers in the till".
Trollip said that the ANC could not be counted on fixing what they themselves had broken and failed to rectify for 28 years and it was time for an alternative.