KZN Voters Urged to Vote Agang Nationally [press release]

Agang SA, the start-up political party headed by Dr Mamphela Ramphele, ex-Managing Director of the World Bank and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has registered candidates for seven provinces and for the National Assembly but will not be competing for representation in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.

According to deputy national spokesperson Andrew Gasnolar, the party has done remarkably well to put itself in the running in so many provinces and to have attracted a g national candidates list that includes Paul O’Sullivan who was instrumental in bringing down Jackie Selebi, the previous head of Interpol and the South African Police Service, and Radovan Krejcir a notorious underworld figure.

“The South African political system is tilted against new entrants to the party political landscape as they receive no support from the national purse, no matter how demonstrable their support or commitment, so we have had to build our organisation from the ground up using our own resources. To have got this far in so short a time is testament to the work and sacrifices of thousands of volunteers and the support of supporters on the ground who have resourced our party. Unfortunately, in the time we have been in existence, we have fallen just short of building a competitive party in just two regions, including KZN,” says Gasnolar.

“We are aware that we have attracted substantial support in the province though, and invite voters to nonetheless support us at the national ballot by voting Agang SA and sending the gest anti-corruption team in party politics into the National Assembly,” says Gasnolar.

Besides O’Sullivan, the Agang SA national assembly candidates include Mike Tshishonga, who blew the whistle while a deputy director-general in the Department of Justice and brought to heel a range of corrupt practices in the department, as well as John McConnachie, and aocate from the Eastern Cape, and Andrew Gasnolar, an admitted attorney.

“Agang SA is in the process of building a g organisation and has set itself the goal of continuing to build a citizens movement after the election,” says Gasnolar, “so even though we will not be competing for the provincial legislature, we urge all voters in KZN to exercise their vote for Agang SA at the national level so we can continue our fight against corruption that has seen the likes of Nkandla come to light.”

Source : Agang South Africa