Zille wants Ramphele on ballot paper

It was announced that AgangSA's leader agreed to stand as the DA's presidential candidate.

FILE: Helen Zille says she wants the face of Mamphela Ramphele on the national ballot paper. Picture:Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille on Tuesday said she wants the face of Mamphela Ramphele on the national ballot paper in the 2014 general elections.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that AgangSA's leader agreed to stand as the DA's presidential candidate.

A joint technical team will be working on the details of merging DA and Agang SA structures.

Zille says it is a game-changing moment for politics in South Africa.

Ramphele says she is honoured to accept the DA's invitation and believes it is in the best interest of the country.

Zille says it is up to voters whether Ramphele makes it to the Union Buildings.

Both Ramphele and Zille acknowledged that their party structures have not been fully consulted.

But both women defended their right to take tough decisions.

The two leaders are planning a joint road show across the country to ensure everyone is on board.