There’s an untidy tendency tainting much of our public discourse over the meaning of many black revolutionary leaders.
The DA’s Eastern Cape leader, Athol Trollip, on why he voted against having Mamphela Ramphele as the party’s presidential candidate.
The DA’s Eastern Cape leader, Athol Trollip, says he voted against Mamphela Ramphele as the party’s presidential candidate because she “had very little to offer our party”.
Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele was cheered by students in Cape Town when she reaffirmed her commitment to the party.
The election circus in Gauteng got into a higher gear today when the provincial ANC unveiled two Tshwane councillors who had defected from the DA.
It was worrying that the DA and Agang SA merger was spurred on by an international donor, the ANC has said.
Many donors wanted the DA and Agang SA to merge to become a formidable force against the ruling ANC, DA leader Helen Zille has said.
The DA denied a report that a donor was behind the merger talks between the Democratic Alliance and Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele, opposition spokesman Mmusi Maimane has said.
It was a political game of mutation, marriage or mirage that went up in a swirl this week. DA leader Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele of Agang SA sealed a precarious union involving the latter standing as the DA’s presidential candidate for the upcoming general election.
Not many Twitter users were surprised by the failed merger of the DA and Agang SA.
Monday morning. The Gunners are still top of the log. I’m in showroom condition. I’ve had a calm weekend.
An agreement between Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele and the DA for her to stand as the party’s presidential candidate was not rushed, says Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille.
Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has apologised for the unhappiness caused by her decision not to stand as the presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA), but said that she had made the right decision.
A phrase you are very likely to hear in a conversation with Mamphela Ramphele is this one: “What you do not understand is…”
Mamphela Ramphele, that tower of integrity, has joined the DA – or, as she tells herself, the DA has joined her, supplanting Lindiwe Mazibuko as white South Africa’s favourite living black person.
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