Johannesburg - Agang SA's national and provincial lists of
candidates for the upcoming general election formed a "strong
anti-corruption team", leader Mamphela Ramphele
said on Wednesday.
"Our candidates believe in a clean, competent
government, with zero tolerance towards corruption," she told reporters in
Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan, described by Ramphele
as "Mr Anti-corruption", had made the party's parliamentary list.
"He (O'Sullivan) would converse about serious issues in
Parliament and not small, side issues," she said.
She said some of the candidates defected from other
political parties as they believed that Agang offered the "best, pragmatic
solutions for South Africa.
"Our policies are attainable and achievable to all
people, including those that belong to different races and cultures," she
"White people should no longer feel like spectators,
who fear being critical because they will be regarded as racist."
She said the party believed in empowerment and urged people
to "believe in their own worth and power of influence".
The role of the government should be to create jobs, to
create an environment that was conducive to job creation.
"We believe that more money should be used for skills
development and barriers should be removed to allow people to create their own
Agang submitted its candidate lists to the Electoral
Commission of SA (IEC) last Wednesday.
The party's chief operating officer Andrew Gasnolar said at
the time that the party was contesting the elections nationally and in seven
The party would not contest in KwaZulu-Natal and Northern
"We are aligned to our structures and decided to only
register where we have done real work," he said.