The Democratic Alliance and Agang have merged and Mamphela Ramphele is the DA’s 2014 presidential candidate.
Helen Zille made the announcement today.
“Political change will come about as the old political formations become obsolete.
As the ANC breaks into its constituent parts, we are building a new political vehicle to bring about the South Africa we dared to dream of in 1994”, said Zille.
“The DA leadership is drawn from across the political spectrum. Some of us come from the liberal tradition that opposed apartheid.
Others were previously members of the ANC. Some were part of the Pan-Africanist movement. And others have a Black Consciousness background.
But we all share the same values. The belief in an open, opportunity society for all characterized by non-racialism, a market economy, human rights and prosperity for every South African” added Zille.
A joint technical committee to manage the integration of the DA and Agang SA structures and volunteers will be established.
“We are coming together to fulfil the promises of 1994 and restore our journey to the country of our dreams” said Mamphela Ramphele.
Ramphele has previously stated her dream for South Africa:
“I see a great future for our country. One in which we finally realised true freedom for all.
Freedom from poverty, crime and corruption. A job, a home, a life of dignity”.