Over a hundred former EFF members were welcomed into Agang SA in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the party said.
Former Gauteng Economic Freedom Fighters convenor Pule Matshitshe said the defectors believed Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele could change South Africa for the better.
"We trust Dr Ramphele to lead our country and we trust Agang SA to tackle corruption, poverty, and inequality,” a statement sent on behalf of the other new party members.
”We are proud to become members of Agang SA and we urge all young and right-minded people across the country to join the party.” Former EFF Gauteng co-ordinator Nozi Poswayo and 15 other key members of the EFF’s Gauteng structures were among those who joined Agang SA.
Agang SA political director Moeketsi Mosola welcomed the new members and said his party was going ”from strength to strength”.
”Young people across the country respect Dr Ramphele’s integrity and life-long fight for freedom. People from all walks of life see that Agang SA is the only non-racial home for all South Africans.” Mosola said the new members would be expected to work hard in their structures.
The new recruits made a declaration of allegiance to Rampele and Agang SA.
EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said he would comment on the defections later on Wednesday. - Sapa