29 Jan 2014 13:30pm

RAMPHELE NOT A DA MEMBER Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele is not yet a DA party member, Democratic Alliance federal chairman Wilmot James confirmed on Wednesday. "But we will take care of [her] membership," he told Sapa. This would be handled by a technical committee. Ramphele was named on Tuesday as the DA's presidential candidate for the coming election. James said the two parties were intent on merging, but had not yet done so. "The DA and Agang SA have agreed to merge." He said the technical committee would also take care of the integration process and related issues. Asked when this would happen, he responded: "As soon as possible." Sapa /rod/tk/ks/jje