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What has gone wrong in Cope heaven?

06 June 2014, 09:57

What has gone wrong in COPE heaven?
It would seem that losing the May 2014 general elections did much harm to the once- formidable political party called COPE in South Africa, now split between Mbhazima Shilowa and its leader Mosiua Lekota

The infighting in COPE has come about mainly because the party lacks an ideology. That means they do not have a good foundation and a solid identity.

Then there is the problem of a leadership crisis. There is no leadership in the party. The structures are fragile and the guardianship of the party is selfish. The camps are not being open-minded but defensive which is not helping the party. Without measures to contain this confusion the patty will keep disintegrating till it is irrelevant.

The basic problem assailing the COPE is lack of an ideology. It was formed as a hotchpotch of different individuals without a common basis except the desire to unseat Zuma.

There were disgruntled commercial farmers, lawyers, failed individuals and willing puppets all clamouring for Zuma to go. Actually, there was confusion from the beginning, stirring peanut butter in okra if we may use the metaphor. The party has been consistently full of contradictions and if you consider the kind of splits that they have had for a party formed 5 years ago you can tell that the centre cannot hold. There is no clarity and sense of purpose as to their mission. The current circus is a fight for the control of donor resources and power.

With or without the DA, I think there is still a possibility for a credible and vibrant opposition movement. All that is needed is to come up with brilliant ideas and strategies and the time to mobilise the people.

At the moment, we do not have an opposition that is defined by domestic interests. They are sponsored by developed countries that have different interests to pursue. The parties themselves are powerless. Donor funding is directed at specific projects. The agenda is also determined from outside the country. Selection of candidates is also open to external manipulation.

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