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COPE wants a charter of values

The Congress of the People on Tuesday called for a charter of values. It will launch a campaign this...

COPE's presidential candidate Mvume Dandala. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

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It will launch a campaign this weekend in the hope that all South Africans will contribute to the formation of the charter.

Presidential candidate Mvume Dandala made the call in Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was signed in 1955.

Dandala said he deplored the moral degeneration of <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix="u1"?><country-region u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">South Africa</country-region></country-region> under the African National Congress.

He said the charter would guide the country as it ushered in a new era of politics.

“A charter that will be a commitment of all the people of <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><country-region u2:st="on">South Africa</country-region></country-region> to adhere to certain values that will indeed lead us to becoming a value-centred society,” he said.

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