Rivals hellbent on recruiting ANC cadres

I thought I understood South African politics, until the Reverend Frank Chikane was approached by Cope to become Gauteng premier. He politely declined.

I thought I understood South African politics, until the Reverend Frank Chikane was approached by Cope to become Gauteng premier. He politely declined.

Membership doctrine is even known and practised by liberal, anti-revolutionary parties such as the DA.

Does Cope know that a star-studded soccer team does not automatically translate into a winning club?

Cope's leadership is not holding. It is not sure whether Mosiuoa Lekota or Mbhazima Shilowa should be the face of its election campaign.

Yet it tries to recruit tried and tested ANC cadres and leaders. These leaders are loyal to the ANC even when they are democratically defeated, unlike Cope's three musketeers. Not long ago, Cope punted President Kgalema Motlanthe and other prominent ANC figures as potential election faces.

It is possible that Cope is looking for a compromise candidate?

Why is it only ANC leaders that Cope is so hellbent on attracting, while they tell the nation that they are different from the ANC?

Risenga Maruma, Tshwane

X