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Agang in talks with DA

Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele has revealed she has spoken to Helen Zille.

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele says she is ready to launch her political party in June and has not ruled out a possible coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Ramphele held a rally in Soweto on Freedom Day on Saturday where she petitioned for electoral reform.

Agang's petition calls for local government to be voted in by communities, for government officials to be banned from doing business with government, and for whistle-blowers to be rewarded for uncovering corruption.

Ramphela says she is still in talks with DA leader Helen Zille but nothing has materialised yet.

"When we launch Agang, we will then report to the South African public on how we are going to work with the DA to accomplish our goals. We are in conversation and those conversations are not about Helen or Mamphela, they're about South Africa."

Agang was launched at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg in February.

Ramphele called it a party political platform that would focus on rekindling hope for South Africans.

She cited corruption, poverty and the state of public education as some of her concerns.

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