- COPE donated three soccer balls to a local children's club on Tuesday, but South Africans were not impressed
- People took to social media to discuss the donation that they felt was not good enough
- Cope responded to the insults and jokes on their Facebook page, saying they're proud of what they did
The Congress of the People (Cope) tried doing their share for charity on the 12th of June but it blew up in their faces.
The party announced on their Facebook page that they donated 3 soccer balls to the Computer Stars Football Club in Ladybrand.
Instead of appreciation or applause for their selfless little deed, the party got slammed for donating only 3 balls.
South Africans shared their opinion of the donation on social media, and they weren't holding back:
But the party did not sit back and let the dissing simply happen. COPE responded on their Facebook page:
If you have something to give, something better than COPE's three balls, just do it. But it's sad to complain about other people's projects, what about yours ? Shem man, you need to change. Tomorrow we will be giving some kids one ball, and so you know, we are proud of ourselves, for doing this .
There's nothing embarrassing. Three is better than nothing . We are proud of ourselves . Since 2013 not even a single person or government ever donated to them, not even a 5cent contribution. You should be ashamed of yourselves instead.
Briefly.co.za learned that COPE plans to do more for the children and the club. Glacier Nkhwashu stated that the three-ball donation was only the beginning.
Mosiuoa Lekota, the leader of COPE, drove to meet the children from the club and decided to take the balls along, so as to not arrive empty handed.
Lekota promised to return to the club sometime in the future and donate a soccer kit.
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