The birthplace of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Robert Chris Hani, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Biko. Along with the North West and Limpopo, the Eastern Cape will be as influential as ever in determining the course of South African politics.
Also like Limpopo and the North West, the Eastern Cape has been beset by crises.
The poverty-stricken province has been a stronghold of the ANC but even so it’s been unable to escape protests that highlight deep unhappiness with the ruling party.
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Article source: http://www.enca.com/elections-2014/eastern-cape-land-brave