2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Cope denies losing 200 members to ANC, promises jobs and corruption-free country

Congress of the People (Cope) spokesperson, Dennis Bloem, denies allegations that 200 members have defected to the ANC ahead of the 2019 national elections.

Bloem dismissed the allegations as propaganda, blaming bitter former executive members for tarnishing the party's name in the media.

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It's a blue lie before the elections. We are growing stronger by the day as the Congress of the People, especially in Limpopo.

Dennis Bloem, Spokesperson - Cope

Bloem outlined Cope's plans to ensure that its votes grow in the upcoming national elections.

We are fighters against corruption. We are corruption free. There is no finger that can be pointed at us as Cope, from our leader Mosiuoa Lekota down to the last member.

Dennis Bloem, Spokesperson - Cope

We believe that this country is going down because of corruption.

Dennis Bloem, Spokesperson - Cope

Secondly, you can promise people everyday jobs but without skills and development, you can forget about this job creation.

Dennis Bloem, Spokesperson - Cope

We are saying lets us empower our people with skills. Let's not think job creation will fall from heaven.

Dennis Bloem, Spokesperson - Cope

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