PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Molifi_Tshabalala
 
Comments: 10
Article views: 994
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Molifi_Tshabalala's badges.
 

“Merger” carries a huge connotation for DA and Agang SA

28 January 2014, 12:49

As the news that various opposition parties were in talks about a possible merger gained immense traction in the media, I had an interesting political deliberation with one of the prominent politician whose party was also reported party to those talks. I asked her whether they consulted their members before entering in talks or the decision was taken at an executive level without consulting their constituencies. I also asked her whether they did a survey or a feasibility study to ascertain the viability of such merger. In both questions, she answered with a definite ‘no’.

As the Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced the Agang SA leader Dr Ramphela Mamphela as its presidential candidate for the upcoming 2014 General Elections, one is left amused by the decision, more so, given that the party’s Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko made it clear that she would like to be the country’s president in 2014. This begs the question: where does this put her? Is she willing to play second fiddle to someone who has been parachuted to the top by virtue of being a close of the party leader, Helen Zille? Only time will tell. Isn’t this an impetus for internal squabbles?

The DA is desperate to topple the ruling African National Congress (ANC) so much that it ropes in all-and-sundry in its ranks, despite having not proven themselves before being parachuted to the high echelons. What about those members who have been loyal to the party for many years? In Patricia de Lille, Mazibuko and Ramphela, Zille surround herself with all-women sycophantic cabal.

Clearly, both Zille and Ramphela are taking South Africans for a ride. How come the DA chose Ramphela as its presidential candidate, without the two parties having merged? Perhaps, the word “merge” carries a huge connotation for the come out publicly and state that they have merged.

One feels sorry for the poor Agang SA adherent supporters who wasted their time and energy with the party. It has been swallowed by the DA as it did with the Patricia de Lile’s ID.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Dave Ntozakhele Zizi
Majority poverty

Being a majority has its advantages and disadvantages, based on various aspects of demographics the citizenry. As far as services are concerned it will always be the minority who will benefit most from government as their numbers can be serviced with the least of money, amenities in their areas will last longer be kept in working order better because of the low demand for it, while on the other hand in the areas of majority it is the excessive usage of services which causes numerous breakdowns and eventually no services. Read more...

11 comments 604 views
Submitted by
Adam Sibuyi
An Open Letter to our Leaders

We are a small cluster of like-minded citizens who are concerned with the general deterioration in the overall value system of the nation, but have abiding belief and commitment in South Africa's potential and prospects as a successful democracy. Read more...

1 comments 248 views
Submitted by
Tsepiso Sathie Nzayo
My language, my pride but where a...

South African indigenous languages are facing a formidable challenge. Read more...

18 comments 1140 views
Submitted by
Michael Southfrica027
The Poor Savages

Who are we to ask people to act in a dignified manner when they already live without dignity every single day? Read more...

12 comments 1370 views
Submitted by
CoachLut SA
Rugby World Cup 2015 favorites

Every World Cup year the experts all agree that the All Blacks are the favourites to win the trophy.  Read more...

8 comments 1823 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.