Agang! A Party Political Platform in South Africa

2013-02-19 08:03

"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?"

This passage was taken from Romeo and Juliet - the classic love story of all times that was written in the 16th century by the English writer William Shakespeare who lived from 1564 to 1616 in England. The words were uttered in the story to Romeo by his lady love Juliet.

In South Africa - we may utter these similar deep feelings and emotional words to those who promised a better life for all people of South Africa for nearly 20 years: Where art though? You promised this and that – and now we are nearly into 20 years since you promised a better life. Where is the better life to the millions of the suffering Africans all over South Africa. Where art though? Where are the promises? Where is the  better life? Not just for you and your family  and your hangers on only but where is the better life for all the people  - who are just now hungry voting cattle. More than 50% of the youth of this country are suffering terribly under the severe yoke of unemployment and the yoke of deep seated poverty. Where art though?

Agang is a party political platform of South Africa for building South Africa for real in real practical terms. The party's very name signify the task that is facing all of concerned South Africans. The name Agang is a rallying cry for all of us to rise above liberation struggle sentiments and rebuilding this country from these ruins and debris that we see everywhere.

Agang is a party political platform whose time has come. South African needs a renewal – an invigoration with new life giving energy. This country needs restoration and rebuilding afresh.

The typical ordinary South African from all walks of life has been surfeited with all kinds of rhetoric since the dawn of the new South Africa. South Africans are probably jaded now. They are probably tired, and a little jaded. South Africans now are eager for something better, something with respect and honor – that will give them dignity. Many people across all backgrounds, in the rural areas, townships and inner cities have been suffocating and their very existence strangulated.

And so we began talking about William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare did not seem destined for greatness when he started. But he did become great – or the greatest. May the humble beginnings of Agang and all concerned South Africans follow the same path to greatness!

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