COPE insists it has support, blames media and lack of financial support

COPE (Congress of the People) insists that the party has performed well at municipal level but pointed a finger at the lack of support from the media for their dwindling support.

Cope deputy president, Willie Madisha, said he was pleased with the party's performance so far, with significant victories in some wards in the Northern Cape. However, Cope has lost support over the years, where it once garnered 30% voter support in Thembelihle Municipality in 2011. The party now holds a 5.5% share.

702/Cape Talk's Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Madisha, regarding his view on their chances at this year's polls.

COPE was founded in 2008 by former ANC politicians, Mosioua Lekota and Mbhazima Sholiwa.

We unlike other parties, didn't have massive amounts of money to campaign like the other parties.

Willie Madisha, COPE Deputy President

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