Ramphele to stand as DA's presidential candidate

2014-01-28 10:14
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Mamphela Ramphele will stand as the DA's presidential candidate in the 2014 general election. See all the latest pictures.

Cape Town - DA leader Helen Zille has announced that Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele will stand as the DA's presidential candidate in the 2014 general election.

The DA and Agang SA made the announcement at a Cape Town hotel on Tuesday morning.

DA leader Helen Zille said she was happy to announce that Ramphele "has accepted the DA's invitation to stand as our presidential candidate in the 2014 general election".

"We've come a long way together," she said, adding this is a "game-changing moment for South Africa".

Ramphele said she was "honoured" to accept the invitation extended by the Democratic Alliance to stand as its presidential candidate. "I believe this decision is in the best interests of South Africa," she said.

Earlier, DA federal chairperson Wilmot James said the axis of South African politics will shift. "On this day we are redefining the way in which politics will be conducted in South Africa."

- Watch a clip of Mamphela Ramphele, filmed earlier this month, discussing Agang’s finances.


Read more on:    agang sa  |  da  |  helen zille  |  wilmot james  |  mamphela ramphele  |  cape town  |  politics  |  elections 2014
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