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Agang to register as political party

Agang says it wants to be a participatory party that includes all communities.

Leader of the Agang, Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Agang said it would officially register as a political entity within the next few weeks.

The party's leader Mamphela Ramphele told the United Reform Church in Soweto on Saturday that she would she submit a petition to Parliament after the 2014 national elections.

Ramphele presented its new petition to change the way local government worked.

The party's representatives took the petition to the streets to get signatures.

It calls for government officials to be voted in by its community, for public officials to be banned from doing business with government and for whistle-blowers to be rewarded for uncovering corruption.

Ramphele said her party was prepared to register as a fully-fledged political entity.

"In the next few weeks, we will be driving a registration process because we are going to have a participatory approach to politics."

Eyewitness News understands Agang is negotiating with a few politicians to join the party.