Agang SA's internal battle heats up

The party says it will approach the courts if Mamphela Ramphele refuses to step down.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Agang SA's Gauteng branch says it will approach the courts if it's leader Mamphela Ramphele refuses to step down pending allegations that she had direct access to party funds.

The party's provincial branches convened a special congress at the weekend where they tabled a motion of no confidence against the businesswoman and academic.

It emerged last week that the party's chairman Mike Tshishonga and Ramphele had registered conflicting fraud cases with the police to ascertain who opened an account for the party to receive a R200,000 refund from the Independent Electoral Commission.

Agang's Gauteng spokesperson Donald Tontsi says the party's ownership doesn't lie with Ramphele.

"We are members, leaders and actually owners of this organisation."