Hon Deputy Speaker, we note the departure from active politics of Agang SA founder Dr Mamphela Ramphele and wish her well in her endeavours. [Interjections.]
However, it is disconcerting to read of the ongoing shenanigans in Agang SA, and in particular the discord between its Members of Parliament.
The health of our democracy depends on strong party-political structures that are able to engage robustly in pursuit of our constitutional imperatives and in the best interests of the public that we serve. It is therefore of extreme concern to read of the woes of members of Agang SA, two of whom lost their homes and were forced to sell the contents of their households to make ends meet and survive the crisis.
I call on Agang SA to get its house in order and end the long litany of public spats, discord and acrimony that threatens the very existence of the party, and hence the quality of multiparty debate, discourse and disposition. Thank you. [Applause.]