We will remain moral voice of the country - Cope

2015-12-16 15:30

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Cape Town – The Congress of the People (Cope) celebrated its seventh birthday on Wednesday with a promise to carry forward the legacy of late President Nelson Mandela and remaining the moral voice of the country.

Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem said “caring and concerned” South Africans formed the party seven years ago to keep the Constitution secure.

“We knew all too well, and subsequent events proved our misgivings right, that President [Jacob] Zuma and his coterie would trample on the constitution and erode the rule of law,” he said.

The party wanted the economy to thrive.

“In our view, every South African should have been granted shares in the stock exchange through a scheme in which government and companies would participate for the benefit of every one of us.”

Bloem said the party was very clear about the importance of having the Scorpions in place, the right for media to operate freely, and the need for overall accountability and transparency.

“Cope wanted a small and affordable government. President Zuma has created one of the world’s largest and most expensive governments.”

Bloem said the African National Congress “snatched” many of its MPs on the eve of the 2014 general election.

“In spite of it all, we live on. We are fewer, but the better few”.

The party believed the road ahead was strewn with difficulties, especially when it came to the economy.

“Going forward, we will need to emphasise our economic interests and welfare as a nation.”

Bloem said the party looked forward to being a “strong moral voice” in the country.


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