IT IS amazing how things work in politics.
About 10 or 12 months ago the ANC found itself in a situation in which senior members resigned from the party and formed what we all thought would be a true alternative for the electorate of this country.
Most of the people who resigned gave the same reasons as to why they did not want to associate with the ANC any longer.
The most notable reason was the recall of former president Thabo Mbeki.
The ANC general secretary called on disgruntled members to sit down with the leaders and sort out the problem, but one by one they ran to the media and announced their resignation.
Today Cope finds itself in the same boat and instead of handling the situation, they claim that Lynda Odendaal and Simon Grindrod are cowards.
Cope should know better than to call the two names because they are talking from experience. They taught Odendaal and Grindrod about cowardice because they did the same to the ANC.
People should learn a lesson from this episode. If you engage in something for the the wrong reasons (especially jealousy) you will not make it in life.
The formation of Cope was great news because we thought it would give the electorate an alternative if the ANC fails to deliver on its promises.
But Cope will never survive because it was formed for the wrong reasons.
Cope's formation was based on hatred for President Jacob Zuma. They viewed him as an illiterate. That is why Cope still does not have policies that distinguish it from the ruling party.
I now agree with all those people who maintain that Cope is ANC Lite.
Brian Bogopa, Lyndhurst