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More defections to COPE

The Congress of the People welcomed 12 more politicians into its ranks on Thursday. The party presented...

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The Congress of the People welcomed 12 more politicians into its ranks on Thursday.

The party presented new members to the public in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Johannesburg after they defected from opposition parties.

It claimed its membership exceeded the 500 000 mark but the number was to be confirmed.

Freddie Peters was a member of the Freedom Front Plus in <state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gauteng but chose to join the fledling party.

“I have seen a new opportunity for us where all South Africans can take part in the establishment of a truly representative party where the skills of everyone will be used."

Alex Raubenheimer was a councilor for the FF+ on the <place w:st="on">West Rand.

“I like what COPE stands for. I would prefer people to be exclusive in an inclusive manner."

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