Ramphele: ANC ruling country shamefully

Agang launched its new trademark on Saturday in a whirlwind tour of Gauteng.

Ramphele says next year's election is an opportunity for ordinary citizens to vote the ANC out of government.

JOHANNESBURG - Agang leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele has once again taken a swipe at the ruling party, criticising it for running the country in a shameful manner.

Ramphele says next year's election is an opportunity for ordinary citizens to vote the ANC out of government.

She reiterates ruling party leaders have betrayed the promise of the freedom that people like Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo fought for.

The academic and businesswoman says next year's elections present five million eligible first-time voters with the opportunity to usher in a new, accountable government.

Agang launched its new trademark on Saturday in a whirlwind tour of Gauteng.

Ramphele says South Africans need to start imagining a future where everyone will have a job, a decent home, quality education and better health care.

"If we work together we can build the greatest society on this continent."

Ramphele says the country needs a clean government.

"We can't have dignity with a corrupt government, we need a clean government. You can't have equality with an incompetent government."

She says people should vote for Agang because five more years will give the ANC a chance to destroy institutions of democracy and to abuse government resources in corrupt deals.