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S. Africa - "COPE" - democracy threatenening 1 party ANC rule (Feb.2009)

Congress of the People (COPE), founded by famous soccer player and ex-Minister of Defense Terror Lekota, is threatening to overthrow ANC's single-handed grip on South Africa.

"The leader of a breakaway party explains his bid to halt tribalism and white flight

The former defence minister who is set to smash the mould of South African politics by breaking away from the African National Congress (ANC) and founding a new party will welcome whites, Indians and other minorities into its leadership.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Mosiuoa "Terror" Lekota, 60, vowed to make a clean break with the past through a party that will be pro-business, free from the rhetoric of Marxism and determined to end the "white flight" that drains talent from South Africa.

The country is estimated to have lost more than 800,000 whites since 1995, many of them disillusioned by violent crime and a


Added: Feb-17-2009 
By: lasrever
Tags: south africa, S. Africa, africa, cope, congress of the people, terror lekota, lekota, democracy, ANC, Jacob Zuma, white flight
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