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ARCHBISHOP Emeritus Desmond Tutu has welcomed the decision by former World Alliance of Churches leader Allan Boesak to resign from the Congress of the People.
Boesak announced his resignation citing "faction fighting, strife and pitched battles for political supremacy" within the party.
He has also quit as a Cope MPL in Western Cape.
Boesak said he would return to his civil society and church work.
Tutu said yesterday he was "thrilled" that Boesak had gone back to "God's party".
Tutu said he had been nagging Boesak since the 1990s to heed the call of God not as a politician but as a pastor.
Cope insiders claim that Boesak was just another casualty of the battle between Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa for Cope's presidency. A source also alluded to Boesak's liking for the high life, claiming that he had made unreasonable financial demands on the new party.
The source also said Boesak had aligned himself with Lekota. According to the source, it was the Shilowa faction that had pushed Boesak out.
Cope's head of communications, Phillip Dexter, said Cope did "not agree with Boesak's reasons for resigning but Cope is a voluntary organisation and South Africans are free to join or not, as they choose".
The DA said Boesak's resignation would not discourage them from forming a coalition with Cope.
"To the contrary, political realignment will not be possible if the ranks of the . parties are filled with people who hanker to return to the ANC," DA parliamentary leader Athol Trollip told Sowetan.
Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has already invited Boesak to "come back home to the ANC".
"Cope is just a party of silly desperados that's just playing on people's sentiments," he said.