Former Cope MP Dexter rejoins ANC

2012-01-03 18:00

Cape Town - Former Cope spokesperson and MP Phillip Dexter has rejoined the ANC, he said on Tuesday.

Dexter, who was a fierce critic of the ruling party during his time with the Congress of the People, said he broke the news to Cope leader Mosiua Lekota on Tuesday morning.

"I had a conversation with Mr Lekota this morning," he said.

"He was very good about it. What he said remains between us, but I can honestly say it wasn't a bad conversation."

Dexter said he was prepared to answer for any criticism he had of the ANC in the past.

"I still think there are challenges and problems in the ANC. But I am prepared to answer for everything I have said in the past."

Cope was formed by former ANC members Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa in 2008 in the wake of the resignation of former president Thabo Mbeki during a split in party support for Mbeki and President Jacob Zuma.

Cope has been wracked with infighting between Lekota and Shilowa and their respective factions and has seen its support dwindle after it won around eight percent of the vote in the 2009 national election.

  • Mark - 2012-01-03 18:10

    typical political bed-hopping. our politicians have the integrity and principles of a maggot

      Beetroot - 2012-01-03 19:38

      Its amazing what a dead end job will narrow it down to. Cant get out of that rut of being a scumbag politician. The taxpayers rewards are too much!! I think he never got an invitation to the R400 million party. But yahooo now he does!! Double agent!!! You bladdy agent!!

      Mark - 2012-01-03 20:13

      you are right, Irukandji, and I apologise unreservedly to all maggots. how about 'our politicians have the integrity and principles of a bloated tick'?

  • Eish - 2012-01-03 18:12

    Why the sudden change of heart particularly now! Considering the R400million ear marked for celebration or you want to be part of the history that remains to be seen.

  • Cracker - 2012-01-03 18:16

    So? Who cares?

  • Wesley - 2012-01-03 18:18

    He is just there for the party, but political parties are funny. They are so glad somebody from another party joins them, they forget to be de moer in why he left in the first place

      Bongani - 2012-01-03 18:23

      LOL LOL Wesley!

  • denis.delaport - 2012-01-03 18:26

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, if it looks like a fish, and smells like a fish and flops like a fish, GUESS WHAT? IT'S A FISH besides the rot always starts at the head.

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-01-03 18:30

    Most of these fat cats just want a lekka life not realy do a days work and a moer of a pay # every month. How can one's value change so fast over a short period.

  • ksieda - 2012-01-03 18:37

    go back home phillip. will be watching you.

  • Larry - 2012-01-03 18:54

    Treacherous, Devious Floor crossing AR****les. Typical though, they can never be trusted or taken for granted.

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-01-03 19:11

    All abord the gravy stop, the ruins of South Africa...

  • Jeffrey - 2012-01-03 19:14

    Phillip Dexter was an a55hole when he was a student at UCT. One day the students had an anti-apartheid demonstration and burned a tyre at one of the entrances to campus, and this clown set his own trousers on fire. After all his criticism of the ANC they will welcome him back like the prodigal son. Wouldn't trust him further than I could throw him.

      Beetroot - 2012-01-03 19:53

      When normality does not like you, the rest of abnormality will! Let the flies of the turd flock together!

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-03 19:14

    I did not join the struggle to be poor. And I heard there is a humongous party planned for Mangaung. So, with my inbred political dexterity, I will worm my way back into the front line at the feeding trough.

      Mark - 2012-01-03 20:02

      political "dexter"ity - i love it - 10 out of 10! now we know the origin of the word...

      Thandiwe - 2012-01-04 18:44

      Yip, good one maseratifittipaldi!!!

  • Peter - 2012-01-03 19:32


  • Smanga Zwane - 2012-01-03 19:32

    You ANC nothing yet! Cope will crumble! And so will all the minority opposition!

      Sinudeity - 2012-01-03 19:44

      Ya, and the DA will probably absorb everyone.

      Beetroot - 2012-01-03 19:58

      Smanga Zollie. Yes it is true, it took only the same bacteria to kill a few million. The bubonic ANC plaque is the mother of all African failures. Enjoy the Moet and Kentucky with team showerhead.

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-03 19:34

    Political prostitute.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-03 19:43

    Wow! A communist, that was ANC, then ID, then COPE, and now ANC again. Im guessing he's too big a scumb@g to be accepted into the DA :P

      Heinrich - 2012-01-03 19:48

      part of the drainbow nation

  • Frik - 2012-01-03 19:55

    I will never vote for COPE again .....

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-03 19:59

    But seriously... Who does this guy represent? What has he done for those whom he represents? Do they even know him? What does he stand for? My guess is... naught naught naught Phillip Dexter.

      Sinudeity - 2012-01-03 20:04


  • Frik - 2012-01-03 20:01

    ANC pays better than COPE dogs .... my Tax Money

  • Lesley - 2012-01-03 20:06

    He is only moving for money. He obviously does not really care about the people as long as he is lining his pocket in sheltered employment.

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-03 20:12

    Philip Dexlexic, he wanted to pay for his parking ticket but ended up joining the ANC again. Ha Ha ha!!

  • The-Azanian - 2012-01-03 21:09

    Money money money money... more of it and more of it.

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-01-04 03:45

    Poor black people you are on your own do not ever think politicians are there to service your needs but there are there for tender entreprenuering. All those politically connected are heavy weights with big belies. Oh yaah this is what in Africa is called leadership... what a fuss. This is a joke in the worst form. As an ANC myself I personal consider Melema an insult to black intelligence. His loud mouth was used to decapitae Mbeki by those who wanted positions but the fact remain Melema is a draw back not to black people but to the future prospects of this country.

  • Robi - 2012-01-04 07:55

    Lekota was drunken by power and money when he formed Cope. Now everything is backfiring and cannot cope anymore.

  • tacod - 2012-01-04 11:05

    just in time to enjoy a chivas with the other demigods of the ANC in bloemfontein.

  • Michael - 2012-01-04 18:54

    Give them a break. The ANC are getting desperate

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-01-20 11:59

    Another gravy train jumper, so please voters,think before you cast your next vote.

  • Thamie - 2012-02-05 10:58

    "What he said remains between us....." As if we don't know. Lekota also wants to go back to the ANC, but he just cannot swallow his pride, especially now that Zuma is still the ANC leader. If Montlanthe or any other ANC member were to be elected president at Mangaung, Lekota will definitely return to the ANC. Bloody scumbug!!!

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