Mamphele Ramphele – A betrayal or a visionary?

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Mamphele Ramphele – A betrayal or a visionary?

This week will go down in many people’s minds as the day Mamphele Ramphele betrayed black people. I have often thought it a good strategy too to infiltrate the opposition and sabotage or hijack it from within; perhaps Dr. Ramphele is utilising similar strategum. I pose the question to my readers today; do you think this is a betrayal or is Dr. Mamphele a visionary?

The political landscape in South Africa is usually inundated with scandal after scandal involving either COPE, the newly formed EFF along with its self-proclaimed commander in chief. Or amongst others, the big dog of them all, the mammoth ANC of Mandela. I am sure many will express sorrow at the thought that the ANC is associated with Mandela. The reason I highlight the previous is because AGANG has failed to draw substantial support from the people of the Republic. AGANG has failed to mobilise communities and rally substantially to move the masses.

The sad fact is that most of the populous is not as conscience as the bourgeoisie majority within parties like the DA and AGANG. Though there may have been hope to split the awakening elite within society, the middle class that is torn between their love for the ANC and the corruption of its top leadership. Though these vast numbers of people may have easily been drawn by Dr Mamphele Ramphele they are now lost to her forever.

As much as people might be awoken to the troubles of the running of the Republic, they also still have a deep racial scar. It’s simply a racial thing. And though Hellen Zille will argue that the DA is a unity party and has some sort of equal representation, few black people are willing to overlook the factor that the DA they believe to be a white party is a viable option for their vote. Though I will concede to the fact that many more black people will potentially allow the thought of voting for a black president led Democratic Alliance.

Only time will tell. Only time will answer my question of whether the move by Mamphele Ramphele to join the DA was a visionary one or a simple betrayal. Calls to fire Mamphele Ramphele from AGANG have already been shouted from many corners of the Republic. By day’s end, she very well might be an ex member of the very party that she helped found. It is a huge loss for the party that most had laid their hopes on already. One commentator even said perhaps AGANG was merely a political platform to jump into the DA, one can’t help but think that might just be true?

Mampele Ramphele – A betrayal or a visionary?

This week will go down in many people’s minds as the day Mampele Ramphele betrayed black people. I have often thought it a good strategy too to infiltrate the opposition and sabotage or hijack it from within; perhaps Dr. Ramphele is utilising similar strategum. I pose the question to my readers today; do you think this is a betrayal or is Dr. Mamphele a visionary?

The political landscape in South Africa is usually inundated with scandal after scandal involving either COPE, the newly formed EFF along with its self-proclaimed commander in chief. Or amongst others, the big dog of them all, the mammoth ANC of Mandela. I am sure many will express sorrow at the thought that the ANC is associated with Mandela. The reason I highlight the previous is because AGANG has failed to draw substantial support from the people of the Republic. AGANG has failed to mobilise communities and rally substantially to move the masses.

The sad fact is that most of the populous is not as conscience as the bourgeoisie majority within parties like the DA and AGANG. Though there may have been hope to split the awakening elite within society, the middle class that is torn between their love for the ANC and the corruption of its top leadership. Though these vast numbers of people may have easily been drawn by Dr Mampele Ramphele they are now lost to her forever.

As much as people might be awoken to the troubles of the running of the Republic, they also still have a deep racial scar. It’s simply a racial thing. And though Hellen Zille will argue that the DA is a unity party and has some sort of equal representation, few black people are willing to overlook the factor that the DA they believe to be a white party is a viable option for their vote. Though I will concede to the fact that many more black people will potentially allow the thought of voting for a black president led Democratic Alliance.

Only time will tell. Only time will answer my question of whether the move by Mampele Ramphele to join the DA was a visionary one or a simple betrayal. Calls to fire Mampele Ramphele from AGANG have already been shouted from many corners of the Republic. By day’s end, she very well might be an ex member of the very party that she helped found. It is a huge loss for the party that most had laid their hopes on already. One commentator even said perhaps AGANG was merely a political platform to jump into the DA, one can’t help but think that might just be true?