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Cope says no to coalition with ANC, EFF

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“Corruption is as a result of BEE and AA and it goes against the Constitution to provide fair opportunities and equal rights for all races. It amounts to job reservation.”

NO THANKS: Cope national leader Mosiuoa Lekota addressing a business breakfast at the Horseshoe Motel on the weekend. Picture: Soraya Crowie

COPE leader Mosiuoa “Terror” Lekota said he was willing to form coalitions with any other political party, with the exception of the EFF and ANC.

Addressing a small gathering at a business breakfast at the Horseshoe Motel in Kimberley on Friday, Lekota blamed the ANC “for all the troubles” that the country finds itself in.

He stated that he had asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to follow up on his threats to hold his son Andile Ramaphosa accountable, after Andile admitted to receiving R2 million from Bosasa for a business deal through his company Blue Crane Capital.

“Cyril Ramaphosa vowed in 2018 that he would personally take his son to the police if he was corrupt. I want to know why he hasn’t yet acted on his promise. He must tell us why he is lying about Bosasa money that was used to fund his presidential campaign. How can we be led by someone who blames it all on a mistake?”

Lekota promised to abolish black economic empowerment (BEE ) and affirmative action (AA) if Cope came into power.

“Corruption is as a result of BEE and AA and it goes against the Constitution to provide fair opportunities and equal rights for all races. It amounts to job reservation.”

He added that all races were entitled to land and decent housing. “Once municipal land has run out, land should be expropriated with compensation. Everyone, including farmers and farm workers, must be given the right to work the land. I did not go to jail so that black people could dominate whites, but so that every citizen could have equal rights regardless of their race.”

Lekota believed that the electoral system should be altered to allow independent candidates to contest the elections in provincial and national government.

“Everyone does not like corruption until they get into power. If a person in Cabinet steals money, he or she must be recalled.”

He advised that the purpose and length of stay of foreign nationals entering South Africa should be monitored.

“If the person is looking for work, preference should first be given to citizens of this country. Our facilities, including prisons and hospitals, can hardly accommodate its own citizens as they are overpopulated with foreigners.”