President of COPE, Mosiuoa Lekota, says the party is ready for its comeback in the upcoming elections, after poor results in the 2014 elections. Lekota says infighting is a thing of the past and old supporters are returning to the party.
Mosiuoa Lekota, leader of the COPE party, has high hopes for the upcoming elections, saying the party is ready for a comeback.
Lekota maintains that internal fighting has come to an end and that former supporters are turning to the party once more.
The president was elected unopposed at the party's second national congress over the weekend and will continue to lead the party into the elections and beyond.
The 2014 elections saw the once thriving party go from 30 seats in 2009 to only 3. COPE had broken away from the ANC 10 years ago.
According to Lekota, the party is enjoying growing support, especially from minority communities:
"The party is enjoying stability and enjoying very smooth operations. It is bound to perform much better than in the last elections."
The party's president says he will be actively engaging with opposition in the run-up to elections, in the hopes of merging to form majorities on a provincial level.
"Unless South Africa returns a government that will reinforce the constitutional path, SA has no future."
Mosiuoa Lekota feels the high unemployment rates and the government's behemoth mountain of debt is threatening to topple South Africa.
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