Donor not behind DA-Agang SA merger decision – Mmusi Maimane

2014-02-04 10:13

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The DA denied a report that a donor was behind the merger talks between the Democratic Alliance and Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele, opposition spokesman Mmusi Maimane has said.

“There can be no donor that can force us to make such a decision,” he said today.

“There never has been and there never will be.”

Maimane was reacting to a report in The New Age that a mystery international donor was key to talks between DA leader Helen Zille and Ramphele.

The newspaper quotes Ramphele as saying: “A donor pushed the DA and Agang SA together.”

Agang SA spokesman Mark Peach could not immediately be reached for comment.

Last Tuesday the DA announced that Ramphele would be its presidential candidate for upcoming elections. However, confusion arose on Friday when Ramphele said she had not agreed to become a member of the DA.

On Sunday evening the DA said that Ramphele had backtracked on their agreement.

Read: Mamphela Ramphele has proven she can’t be trusted – Helen Zille

Maimane said he could not reveal who any of their donors were.

He said the allegations were “far-fetched”.

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