How Ramphele dumped Zille

2013-05-19 00:30

DA leader Helen Zille was prepared to stand down as party leader and campaign for Dr Mamphela Ramphele to become leader of a new party called The Democrats.

But after a series of meetings that started in August last year negotiations broke down and Ramphele decided to form “political platform” Agang.

On January 21, Ramphele said the project was “definitely on”. On February 17, she visited Leeuwenhof to inform Zille that she would announce the launch of Agang the next day.

Four role players who, between them, attended a series of formal meetings between the two groupings confirmed the series of events that led to Ramphele’s launch of Agang in February to City Press.

» Get City Press newspaper today for the full details of the break-up.

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