The Congress of the People (COPE) continues to gain momentum. Deputy leader of the Independent Democrats (ID), Simon Grindrod, has left the party and has joined COPE. Grindrod announced on Thursday that he had resigned from the ID’s leadership, as well as from the City of Cape Town where he serves in the DA-led multi-party coalition as the mayoral committee member for economic development and tourism.
ID leader, Patricia de Lille said, “As much as we are surprised and disappointed by Mr Grindrod’s resignation, the ID has many capable candidates to take over his duties.”
So now not only are people leaving the ANC to join COPE but members of other political parties are looking at COPE as the future of the country. Interesting times surely lie ahead in South Africa.