Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says citizens should govern and should be seen to govern.
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The Congress of the People (Cope) is calling for the direct election of South Africa’s president, to give credence to the mantra that the people shall govern.
On Tuesday, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota addressed a press briefing in Johannesburg, where he made it clear that citizens should govern and should be seen to govern.
“We want to amplify once again our call for a constitutional amendment for voters to directly elect the president of our country, instead of using the procedures under the current party list system that promotes party interests above the interests of the people of our land.
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