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Lekota responds to being called a ‘sell-out’

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says he will continue to stand firmly by his view that there is no need to amend the Constitution or to expropriate land without compensation – even in the face of being called a disgrace and a sell-out. Some South Africans who have attended public hearings[…]

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Cope lays charges at Hlaudi

The Congress of the People (Cope) has laid a complaint with police against the SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng, claiming he irregularly sold SABC archives to entertainment and internet company MultiChoice, spokesperson Dennis Bloem said on Saturday. The decision comes after the volatile presentation by the SABC to Parliament’s committee on communications,[…]

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Motsoeneng not qualified for new SABC job: Cope

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng did not qualify for the new job he was given at the broadcaster, Cope said on Wednesday. The DA has also questioned the “speed and secrecy” of Motsoeneng’s appointment as group executive of corporate affairs, which the SABC announced on Tuesday. Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem[…]

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ANC’s attacks on Madonsela despicable: Cope

The attacks levelled at Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by the African National Congress are “despicable”, the Congress of the People said on Wednesday. “The time has arrived for all of us to stand boldly with our Public Protector. She is doing a stupendous job, as an independent constitutional agent, fighting[…]

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Cope lays fraud charge against Tshabalala

The Congress of the People (Cope) has laid a charge of fraud against former SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala for allegedly lying about her qualifications. “It is fraud because she claimed she had qualifications [with which] she got a chairpersonship of the SABC board,” Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem told News24.[…]

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Zuma must act against Cele: Cope

The Congress of the People (Cope) wants President Jacob Zuma to take action against Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele for comments he made about the national police commissioner. “If he fails to act against him, he will have said to all of us that his government condones rogue behaviour,” Cope[…]

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COPE wants rethink on road freight

Government should reconsider the road freight system in the wake of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane’s death, Cope said on Tuesday. “[The] Congress of the People is aware of serious discussions in government about suitable modes of transport for goods,” spokesman Dennis Bloem said in a statement. At[…]

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COPE disturbed by attack on Public Protector

The Congress of the People was “disturbed” by the malicious and senseless attacks on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the party said on Saturday. “It is our view, when an office such as… the public protector is under attack, then we must know that our democracy is seriously under threat,” spokesman[…]

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