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Johannesburg - New political party Agang SA deserves a chance, some residents of Tembisa, in Ekurhuleni, said on Wednesday.
“I think they deserve a chance to be in government... maybe they could do things differently,” said Mabale Ubisi, a hawker at the Swazi Inn market.
Ubisi said he believed Agang SA could do better than the African National Congress government.
Party leader Mamphela Ramphele visited the township and spoke to residents.
She inspected the newly-built Phomolong Clinic and an NGO housing various entrepreneurial projects.
Her team brought along party membership forms which they gave to residents to fill in.
Pebane Reane, 23, also a hawker, said young people wanted jobs.
“Ramphele did a good job by visiting us to hear from us in Tembisa.
“We need jobs, hence we turned to becoming hawkers to try and make a living.”
Although Reane was sceptical about new political parties, she believed Agang SA had an idea of what people wanted.
“She (Ramphele) is a mother and understands our struggles.... I think she would do well and help the majority who suffer everyday,” she said.