Agang still listening: Ramphele

By Drum Digital
27 March 2013

The political platform Agang was still in "listening mode", leader Mamphela Ramphele said on Wednesday.

"The response is overwhelming, people want to register [with Agang]," Ramphele told reporters at the Thusong Youth Centre in Alexandra, northern Johannesburg.

"People are tired of waiting. People are attracted to Agang because it's not promising them the moon," she said.

Ramphele was visiting Alexandra as part of Agang's consultation period.

When Ramphele launched Agang earlier this year she said she intended to contest the national elections next year.

She said South Africans she had been talking to were conscious that changing the country would take time.

"People are resonating with Agang."

She said she was looking forward to the parliamentary process of getting to the bottom of how the country got to this point.

Most people complained about housing, health and education.

"People feel they have been lied to about what to expect," Ramphele said.

"They tell stories which are very sad."

After speaking to reporters Ramphele interacted with children at the centre.

Earlier, she visited the Ratang Bana orphanage in Alexandra where she engaged with community members.

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