Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

SOUTH Africa does not have the luxury of being able to indulge in political theory parsing, nor does it have the time for prima donnas.

If Mamphela Ramphele wants to save South Africa, let her keep her eye on the big picture — to dislodge the African National Congress.

Let her bring her intellectual resources to the Democratic Alliance instead of frustrating herself with starting a new political party, which at the same time will split the opposition vote.

Sydney Kaye

Cape Town