Agang SA makes no secret of its intentions

The party has made no secret that it intends on not only contesting next year's election, but winning it.

Mamphela Ramphele gestures as she speaks during the launch of her new opposition party called Agang ("let's build") in Pretoria West on 22 June 2013. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - With the official launch of Agang SA, the party has made no secret that it intends on not only contesting next year's election, but winning it.

The party, which was formed in February this year, was officially launched by its leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele in Pretoria today.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Tshwane Events Centre to show their support.

Agang SA's Mills Soko says no political party forms without the goal of winning.

"We are very clear; Agang is here to bring about a game change in South African politics."

He says young South Africans make up Agang's key target market because they hold the country's future in their hands.

"We're been very explicit about this, we're representing a constituency, one of the primary constituencies that we want to target, so we're pleased that they came here."

Members say they're leaving the grounds happy with over 5,000 people now registered to the party."

Ramphele came out guns blazing while addressing the crowd, slamming government by saying it cannot be trusted with South Africa's economy.

She said government's inability to deal with issues of crime; education and poverty are hampering South Africa's possible future.

"Our schools are not delivering the education our children deserve and people who work hard cannot find jobs to support their families. Crime is growing and people no longer feel safe."

Ramphele added her party with aim to for a platform for South Africans which the new generation can be proud of.