Johannesburg - Agang SA has denied plotting to throw out
party leader Mamphela Ramphele
Spokesperson Mark Peach said on Tuesday a news report in
this regard had been the work of "some unhappy individuals".
"It is common cause that there are some unhappy
individuals who are jostling for positions and who have no support from within
the structures, and have resorted to using the media to launch attacks against
Dr Ramphele," he said.
"They will be subject to disciplinary action in the
The New Age newspaper reported that party structures
gathered on Sunday to discuss a way forward and a decision was unanimously
taken that Ramphele was a liability to the party.
Insiders reportedly told the newspaper that everyone
agreed that Ramphele "had to go" within 90 days.
Peach said there had been a meeting on Sunday but it was
an election review by provincial chairs.
None of Agang SA's national executive committee had
attended, there was no formal agenda adopted, and there was no mandate to adopt
resolutions, he said.
The party was merely discussing a way of improving ahead
of the 2016 local government elections.
"Nowhere in the discussions or in the minutes of the
discussion was the subject of a change in leadership brought up.
"The statement The New Age claims was given [to] it
is, therefore, wholly out of kilter with the actual discussions," Peach
He said Agang SA had lodged a formal complaint with the
Press Council against The New Age for tweeting details of the story prior to
receiving comment from the party.