We want change, residents tell Agang SA

2013-09-25 17:55
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Hammanskraal - The people of Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, have to stand up and demand change, an Agang SA rally heard on Wednesday.

"We have to stand up, this is our time to say enough is enough," resident Kenny Mogale, a member of Agang SA, said in the Hammanskraal community hall.

"We are saying to you get up and fight for yourself. We are trying to say save your life now."

Mogale spoke about the problems in Hammanskraal with education, sports grounds, and sanitation ahead of an address by party leader Mamphela Ramphele.

He urged people to vote for change in 2014.

Agang SA needed to be recognised, he said.

"Today we are making a symbol to all our people that we are here. We are making a mark to all political parties that we are here," he said to applause.

"If people cannot maintain leadership let them come down to tell us so we can know. We will make it a point and teach them."

He said Agang SA intended to create a winning nation and would not allow society to be vandalised.

Dozens of people gathered in the hall on Wednesday to hear Ramphele speak.

With her bodyguards escorting her through the back door, Ramphele entered the hall at 11:35 to cheers from the crowd.

Before going on the stage, she walked through the singing crowd, shaking a few hands.

Many people wore white T-shirts emblazoned with the party's yellow and green logo.

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

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