Lekota says Cope is going strong

The Congress of the People remains optimistic ahead of the national election.


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LIMPOPO – The Congress of the People (Cope) doesn&39;t seemed to be attracting the same support it had in the 2009 general election, when it managed over 1,3 million votes.



Fewer than 1,000 supporters pitched up on Saturday for the launch of its election manifesto in Limpopo.

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota is still confident the party is a force to be reckoned with.

He said that, if elected, he would deliver better education, housing, water and electricity.



The party, which has not done well in the polls following internal power squabbles, said it has made a conscious decision to present its election promises in a rural area.



After the 2014 election, the party was left with only three seats in Parliament, down from its maiden 30 seats in 2009.



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