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Congress of the People (COPE) is dismayed by the DA’s use of the National Party tactics of “Swaart gevaar” in order to maintain a grip on white voters who are embracing the new South Africa. The accusations by DA’s John Steenhuizen that Honourable Mosiuoa Lekota have disbanded the so-called “Commando System” are disingenuous; dishonest and amounts to political thuggery. His […]
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Congress of the People is saddened to receive the news of the passing away of Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s husband, Mr Serge Mokonyane. Mr Mokonyane passed away in hospital this morning. It is always very difficult for anyone to lose a loved one. It is also very easy for one to say to Minister Mokonyane that we understand the pain she […]
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With this latest heavy fuel price increase, we can only predict a very bleak future for our country. The nation is already struggling to make ends meet, this will worsen the situation, people are stressed. Unemployment will rise, we can expect that crime will also rise, some people will resort to crime to look after their families. It is very […]
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COPE is very much surprised that the focus of the e-tolls saga has now shifted from addressing social outcry to the outburst by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who suggested that Sanral’s decision to suspend actions against e-tolls defaulters is irresponsible… In our view, Mboweni’s position exposes the dishonesty of his party, the ANC. Lies are slowly catching up with David […]
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The Congress of the People and those gathered here demand the following from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: Noting the following: The submissions at the Zondo Commission has exposed the whole Department to be lead by corrupt individuals from the Ministry to Senior Departmental officials. The officials of Department on the ground are working under difficult conditions and […]
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While the ANC government spent millions of taxpayers money celebrating Human Rights Day, transporting people from different areas to its party venues, they forgot that there are millions of struggling South Africans who needed the money for better things. Communities are dying a slow death! Yesterday, on Human Rights Day, the Congress of the People visited the community of Kliptown […]
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Speaker, the Committee’s report – which, in part, kicks the ball to touch – actually draws a clear line in the sand. It says to the electorate that a vote for the ANC and its ilk in the upcoming election is a vote: For the arbitrary confiscation of land without compensation; The weakening of our agriculture sector and the erosion […]
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Congress of the People (COPE) has decided to introduce its premier candidates. Following our call inviting all South Africans to avail themselves to serve as COPE leaders, we have received large number of applications from our existing and new members of COPE. Our appointed independent Team of professionals was able to quickly provide impressive feedback on successful and unsuccessful declarations. […]
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Urgent intervention is needed to rescue the imminent collapse of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). Congress of the People is very much disturbed with the state of anarchy that the DCS finds itself in. The department is leaderless and the entire leadership is implicated in the Bosasa corruption scandal; the minister, deputy minister and senior DCS officials are all […]
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Speaker, the funds administered by the PIC are in part the pension and provident funds of our public servants. Speaker, the Congress of the People is on record as having been alarmed at matters concerning the Public Investment Corporation and the pensions of our public servants. This has included: • Increasing reports of corrupt and reckless investing by the PIC; […]
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