‘Stop blank cheque to ANC’

Zine George

AGANG founder Dr Mamphela Ramphele called on South Africans to stop giving the ANC a blank cheque by voting it into power even though it was failing the electorate.

Addressing community members and school children at a packed Zinyoka Community Hall near King William’s Town yesterday, Ramphele said: “Why do you behave like children and continue to vote into power people who fail to fulfil their promises?

“They continue to feed you with lies. They did it once, twice, thrice, and 2007 was the fourth time.

“I am here to tell you to do things differently by voting wisely and voting differently.”

The formation of Agang was publicly announced in February, and its founder, Ramphele, said its official launch would only be made in June when it registered as a political party to contest next year’s elections.

She visited Zinyoka, a village where she and the late Steve Biko worked after she graduated from medical school in the mid-1970s. The Zanempilo clinic is still operational, even though residents complain of its poor state.

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