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Aid or Hindrance?

18 February 2013, 15:00

Dr Mamphele Ramphele announced her new political party - Agang. The business woman who resigned as chair of Gold Fields aims to “declare war on corruption” - among other goals.

Hasn’t this been heard before? We all know who the war would be lodged against. All 12 major opposition parties have this very goal in mind – declaring war on the corruption swallowing the ANC. So would it not have been a bright idea for Dr Ramphele to merge with an existing opposition party? I mean, starting a new party means you have to fork out tons of funds and garner support from voters who are not familiar with you (a recent study shows that most of the youth have no idea who she is).

Or does this make the political sphere just so much more interesting? Does it give the biggest opposition – the DA – a reason to try and strategize on making their manifesto so much more appealing as to not lose votes?

Before the 2009 national elections, disgruntled members of the ANC broke away from the party to form COPE. There was so much hype surrounding that announcement and so many people (even those who did not vote for them) wanted to see them succeed. How strong is COPE now? What happened?  So much excitement surrounded COPE, why haven’t they taken advantage of the evidently divided ANC and garner more support for next year’s elections?

Will this very same thing happen to Agang?

So many questions. So exciting to watch. What’s your view?

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