Agang SA announces new NEC

The party’s NEC was dissolved after Ramphele was accused of having direct access to party funds.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele holds a news conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 where she disclosed her own financial affairs for the country to scrutinise, in line with the need for accountability, and to set an example for President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Agang SA has announced its reconstituted National Executive Committee (NEC).

The party's NEC was dissolved after party leader Mamphela Ramphele and party chairperson Mike Tshishonga opened conflicting fraud cases over a bank account opened to receive a R200,000 refund from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

A preliminary scoping report on the health of Agang SA revealed that the party is in R12 million debt.

Last week the party appointed a team to look into staff suspensions, allegations of irregularities and the party's financial status.

Agang SA spokesperson Philip Machanick says they are working to restore the party's internal structures.

"The NEC replaces roles that were vacant or not being formed in the previous NEC and it is a direct outcome of our task team.

"We've done a review of the deficiencies in the organisation and we're now systematically addressing them."