Ramphele blames 'party politics' for split

2014-02-03 10:19
Mamphela Ramphele. (Rodger Bosch, AFP)

Mamphela Ramphele. (Rodger Bosch, AFP)

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Johannesburg - The partnership between the DA and Agang SA fell victim to party politics, Mamphela Ramphele said on Monday.

"Some [people] will not transcend party politics," the Agang SA leader told reporters in Johannesburg.

"People are trapped in race-based politics."

On Sunday, the Democratic Alliance announced that Ramphele had gone back on her decision to be the party's presidential candidate, following an announcement last week.

Ramphele said since the announcement she had learnt to listen to her members.

"There are millions of South Africans who will not vote for the DA," she said.

"Our joint mistake was to hope what so many mistrusted would magically disappear."

Read more on:    agang sa  |  da  |  mamphela ramphele  |  politics  |  elections 2014

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