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Author: MarkS

13 February 2019 The parliamentary caucus of the Congress of the People is ‘disturbed and angered’ at the extent of the national crisis that we face as a consequence of the operational and financial collapse of ESKOM. Unlike President Ramaphosa, we are however not ‘surprised’. We have consistently raised our concern at the capture, corruption and looting of much of […]
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019. It’s very surprising to hear Head of State screaming “shock and anger” over load shedding. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s comment regarding Stage 4 load-shedding clearly shows he’s not in charge of the Country. This endless load shedding have devastating effect on the already struggling economy of our country. Load shedding will make the people of South Africa […]
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Friday, 08February 2019 The arrest of former Correctional Services Commissioner gives hope to thousands of Correctional Services Officers. Many who have lost hope regarding the Bosasa case. Together with his friends,Mti allegedly brought the DCS to its knees. There is jubilation amongst the DCS officials. Their hope is to see Mti and all those who were involved in this big […]
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The real SONA, the real state of the nation, can be found just outside Parliament on the other side of the fence.  There you will find broken and unmaintained benches; filth and squalor; and destitute and vulnerable members of our society eking out an existence on the pavement day to day. Today they have been removed from sight – so […]
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Congress of the People welcomes the long overdue arrest of the former Senior Correctional Services Officials and high ranking Bosasa Executives. It is long overdue after a 10 years period in which justice seems to have been sold to the highest bidder. The rule of law and the integrity of state institutions were subverted by a conspiracy between and among […]
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Issued by : Mosioua Lekota President Of The Congress Of The People (COPE) Country before Party, Mr. President! Today, as a nation, we face the gravest CRISIS to which we need to make hard political, economic and social choices. Our Country cries out for brave and ethical leadership from its highest Office As President of the Republic of South Africa, […]
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Congress of the People (COPE) demands urgent action to be taken by law enforcement authorities with regards to two specific matters whose revelations at the Zondo Commission have shocked the nation and shaken and undermined public confidence in our government and broader state institutions. Both the Bosasa and Dudu Myeni state capture revelations have shown shocking and brazen criminality that […]
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By Cllr Farouk Cassim, COPE – Cape Town Metro. 084 470 2929 Twitter: @Faroukee Many of us, for a good part of our lives, were denied the vote and treated as second class citizens who had no say in the politics of the day and therefore had to be content with inferior education, limited economic opportunities and less desirable residential […]
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