Agang group: We are not fighting

A group of leaders say there are no factions in the party which still calls Mamphela Ramphele boss.

A group of Agang SA leaders hold a media briefing in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, to clear confusion following leader Mamphela Ramphele’s decision to run for president on a Democratic Alliance ticket. 29 January 2014. Picture: Alex Eliseev/EWN.

BRAAMFONTEIN - Suggestions that there is political infighting in AgangSA are nonsensical, a group of leaders said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) announced AgangSA founder Mamphela Ramphele will run as the party's presidential candidate in the 2014 general elections.

The group of Agang leaders claim Ramphele remains their leader and is not being expelled from the party, which she formed 10 months ago.

This is in sharp contrast to comments made on Wednesday morning by another Agang leader who said Ramphele would be booted out for her "betrayal", a claim she has denied.

"There are no factions in Agang, there is no infighting in Agang. That must be categorically stated," party member Donald Tontsi said at a briefing on Wednesday.

He and the other leaders were forced to field questions about whether Agang is broke and what will happen to the party's policies.

There's also confusion about whether Agang will be swallowed up by the DA altogether.