COPE stands firm in it's conviction that the party will enjoy success in the upcoming elections. Papi Kganare, General Secretary, says the party stands a better chance in 2019 than they have had previously.
The Congress of the People spoke to media recently, discussing their manifesto processes.
The party has welcomed new leadership, as well as launching a declaration to candidates interested in serving in the party's ranks.
Papi Kganare, General Secretary, said that the party stands a better chance this year than they have had previously.
According to eNCA, Kganare explained that COPE has been focused on growing over the last few years:
"At the moment, South Africa knows we are the only political party which has been consistent on principal issues,"
The General Secretary is enthusiastic about the outcome of the 2019 elections, saying they enjoyed an increase in votes during the local government elections.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this month that the 2014 elections had seen the once thriving party go from 30 seats in 2009 to only 3.
According to Mosiuoa Lekota, the president of COPE, 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."
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