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Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe

Tuesday 19 February 2013 05:36

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The African National Congress secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe has expressed views on the newly formed political platform Agang

The African National Congress secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe has expressed views on the newly formed political platform Agang(SABC)

The African National Congress secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, says the newly-launched party political platform - Agang - might be an American initiative aimed at channelling money to destabilise the South African government. 


He was speaking after anti-apartheid activist, businesswoman and academic - Dr Mamphela Ramphele - launched the platform at the Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg yesterday. Mantashe says Ramphele announced its formation while she was on a fundraising mission in America.


Mantashe says; “The worry that we are raising as a concern is that when these initiatives were announced, the founder was in the United States and announced that she is raising funding. Our biggest worry about that funding channel structures in any country in the region is that half the time it is not channelled to strengthen government and in fact it is to destabilise.”


 

Agang will serve to boost the opposition's ranks in the fight against corruption

Meanwhile Dr Ramphele says she plans to contest the 2014 elections after launching Agang which translates to “build”.


Ramphele says she will be consulting various South Africans before finalising plans to form a fully-fledged political party.

The IFP has also joined other opposition parties in welcoming the formation of a new political platform. IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says it will serve to boost the opposition's ranks in the fight against corruption.

He says the IFP looks forward to working with Dr Ramphele in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of South Africans.

Click here for full profile of Dr Mamphela Ramphele

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