PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
asibuyi2
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 426
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all asibuyi2's badges.
 

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.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Dr. G. Dharmaraja
NUMSA launching the left party

NUMSA has been expected to fulfill the longstanding dream of South Africa’s toiling masses: a new movement for socialism.  Read more...

3 comments 301 views
Submitted by
Trevor McArthur
In defence of the opposition to s...

To the security cluster ministers: It is not the EFF that is posing a threat to national security but yourselves! Read more...

6 comments 168 views
Submitted by
Inspired Parenting
Parenting Leaders

A new law is being drafted in SA to stop parents smacking their children. This is extremely good news. Read more...

13 comments 194 views
Submitted by
JohnDough
Denied access to your children?

I understand that each and every divorce case is different, but the denial of access and withholding of maintenance are way too often used as weapons.  Read more...

7 comments 354 views
Submitted by
lizeka.maduna
Vagrants took to the streets

Scores of Vagrants took to the streets in Durban on Friday. Durban whoonga addicts paraded down West Street to the Durban City hall to hand over a memorandum to eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo.  Read more...

6 comments 421 views
Submitted by
John Madhiri
Freedom of expression

I get the idea that whilst we are free to express ourselves we should endeavour not to be offensive of to incite responses that lead to disharmony! Read more...

3 comments 146 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Garment Technologist

Western Cape
Quantum Recruitment

Customer Service Agent

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Hi-Tech Recruitment - Johannesburg
R4 000 - R4 600 Per Month

Sales Coordinator (Animal Feed)

Cape Winelands
Helderberg Personnel cc
R14 000 - R18 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.