Dandala resigns as Cope leader in Pa­­­rliament

2010-07-15 09:36

Congress of the People (Cope) parliamentary leader Mvume Dandala

officially resigned as Cope’s parliamentary leader and as an MP with immediate

effect from today.

Dandala said: “I find it very sad that the struggles for leadership

within Cope have deteriorated to a point where divisions are so great that they

threaten the continued existence of the party.”

Most distressing was that while the divisions continued, Cope was

letting down the more than a million people who voted for it because they

believed Cope had the potential to be a real alternative to “the massively

flawed ANC”, said Dandala.

He said: “As I resign from these positions, I call on the members

of Cope to rise to the challenge to rescue this party and put it firmly on the

path to reclaim its original purpose.”

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