That AGANG leader Mamphela Ramphele joined the Democratic Alliance reminds me of historic African tribal leaders who sold their people and those of other tribes to slave catchers centuries ago.

The issue is not that Ramphele joined the DA; the problem is the manner in which she did it. Recently she wrote a book condemning the DA and repeating the fact that she was not a joiner. She preceded to criss-cross the country spewing all types of inaccuracies and rallying people along with her cause.

During the recent gang violence in Manenberg and Hanover Park she popped-in, only to blame the ANC for everything that has historically gone wrong. Currently her political boards are hanging across Newland and Claremont urging people to register, they continue to hang under the AGANG brand.

In the media we read that Ramphele has changed her mind and joined the DA who was holding her spot on their parliamentary list all the time. What about all those party members who followed her?

From the reports it seems that Ramphele did not consult her membership or the remaining leaders of AGANG. What about Ramphele son who suggested that he would rather die than vote DA?

Ramphele comes across as another opportunist who wants position at the organisational expense of the DA. Why did she not stay her historic cause since we know that she has assets of R55 million.

In the words of Gandhi, “the things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.”

In conclusion, does Ramphele’s politics have principle, did she work for her money and does her knowledge have character, I rest my case?

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress