Tlouamma: Ramphele a poison to Agang

2014-07-09 09:44
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Cape Town - Mamphela Ramphele became a “burden” and a “poison” to Agang SA, the party she founded, the organisation’s deputy, Andries Tlouamma, told a newspaper.

Tlouamma told the Cape Times that Ramphele’s exit from the party was a “victory” for democracy.

Agang chairperson Mike Tshishonga would now be the acting president until the party convened its elective congress next year.

In a statement on Tuesday, Ramphele said those who took Agang SA forward must continue to strengthen and build the party.

Ramphele's decision to leave politics takes place at a time when Agang SA has been divided, as a faction tried to wrestle the leadership of the party from her, Sapa reports.

One faction held a national executive committee meeting in Alexandra at the end of June where it was decided that Ramphele was not fit for the position.

The group adopted a motion of no-confidence in her leadership and questioned her leadership style.
She was subsequently suspended, but a group supporting Ramphele retaliated by expelling those who attended the meeting.

This followed in the wake of Ramphele and Agang SA chair Mike Tshishonga lodging separate fraud cases with police over a bank account opened to receive a refund from the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), believed to be around R200 000.

In her statement, Ramphele said: "As to my future contribution, as the months have passed by after the election in May, I have become increasingly convinced that my experience and knowledge is best utilised to help build an empowered and aware citizenry.

"I return to civil society to continue to pursue the idealism that has driven me all my life as an active citizen," she said.
- News24
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