‘Failure not an option’

Nwabisa Makunga

PACKED up and ready to move back to the Eastern Cape for his most challenging job yet, newly appointed AgangSA provincial leader Sam Njela steps into office today, boldly proclaiming that for his party “failure is no option”.

Njela quit a corporate management job in Johannesburg to head up Agang in one of the country’s most contested provinces ahead of next year’s general election.

His new role is worlds apart from his days as a campus pastor at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in the early 2000s.

But Njela said he believed this was the time to step out and promote active citizenship.

“Like many of us, I became disillusioned with the politics of our day. However, I refuse to sit on the sidelines and criticise … I joined Agang because I see in it a platform to re-engage the political arena in a meaningful, constructive way.

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