Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga says there have been blunders between Democratic Alliance and Agang merger.
Speaking on SAfm Forum @8 Tuesday morning, Mathekga said: “There have been blunders in this merger, but if you look at the Public Relations machine of the DA that has been instituted almost (on) Sunday, you look from their communications corner, they are creating an impression that Agang has failed South Africa by not going along with this merger.”
Mathekga says South Africa benefits better if you have a multitude of oppositions.
“I believe that South Africa benefits better if you have a multitude of oppositions that are naturally evolving to a point where the need for the opposition to unite is something that is driven from below by how constituents or citizens identify how political identities are crystallised from below.”
He adds: “Instead of having what we are seeing with the Democratic Alliance’s project to define what constitutes an opposition in this country, literally they are bullying Agang.”
In the same programme, Professor Steven Friedman said the reality is that opposition unity doesn’t strengthen the opposition, it actually weakness the opposition. He adds that he has never seen any evidence that political parties can’t survive if they don’t join the DA. Edited by Sthembiso Sithole.
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