Breaking news this day. DA's Helen Zille announces that Dr Mamphela Ramphele stands as the presidential candidate for the DA. It is still too early to say what will happen with Agang SA. According to radio news (SAFM) today not all senior members of Agang are happy.
It is not the first time smaller parties join the DA. It happened to the Independent Democrats. Their leader, Patricia de Lille, is now the DA Mayor of Cape Town.
Whereas the ANC has seen many splinter groups (like PAC, UDM, Cope, EFF) it seems as if DA is working in another direction, drawing smaller groups into their sphere. Zille, Ramphele and de Lille are women. Zuma, Lekota and Malema are men – just to mention a few).
To be honest one has to mention that the National Party merged with the ANC after some years. And the IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, became a minister in the ANC lead government. He is now talking to Malema. And Cope is talking with ACDP. It is not easy to understand. But it is interesting!
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