DURBAN:080813 Maphele Ramphele speaks at the University of Westville. PICTURE:GCINA NDWALANE

Cape Town - Political party Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele will be the Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate in upcoming general elections, DA leader Helen Zille announced on Tuesday.

"I can announce today that Dr Mamphela Ramphele has accepted the DA's invitation to stand as our presidential candidate in the 2014 general election," Zille told reporters in Cape Town. - Sapa