No representatives for AgangSA in KZN

2014-04-02 00:00

POLITICAL party AgangSA has registered candidates for seven provinces and for the National Assembly, but will not be competing for representation in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.

Deputy national spokesperson Andrew Gasnolar said that in the time Agang had been in existence, it had fallen short of building a competitive party in two provinces — KZN and the Northern Cape.

Gasnolar believed that Agang, which will be facing its first election, had done well to put itself in the running in seven provinces. He said the party had fielded a strong national candidates’ list that includes forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan, who was key in bringing down former police commissioner Jackie Selebi.

“The South African political system is tilted against new entrants to the party political landscape as they receive no support from the national purse, no matter how demonstrable their support or commitment, so we have had to build our organisation from the ground up using our own resources,” Gasnolar said.

“We are aware that we have attracted substantial support in the province though, and invite voters to nonetheless support us at the national ballot by voting AgangSA and sending the strongest anti-corruption team in party politics into the National Assembly,” he added.

According to Gasnolar, Agang’s National Assembly candidates also include Mike Tshishonga, who blew the whistle on a range of corrupt practices while a deputy director-general in the Department of Justice, and John McConnachie, an advocate from the Eastern Cape.

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