THE call by the DA leader for the formation of a new party leaves a lot to be desired ("Zille calls for new party", September 28). If this idea was based on principle, I am of the view that the people of South Africa would give it consideration.
It being premised on challenging the ANC political dominance and not on an ideology or some political considerations makes it nothing more than a political zombie.
The present name of the DA is a misnomer, as the so-called alliance died when the National Party broke away and was admitted to the ANC hospital, where it died of a political cancer. May its soul rest in peace.
Therefore the idea of a new political alliance of opposition parties lacks merit. These political parties are themselves nothing more than historical political accidents that have no vision of the kind of South Africa we want and whose ideologies are not accepted even to citizens of a psychiatric institution, let alone the greater citizenry.
The statement by COPE MP Nqaba Bhanga is not an organisational position, but his idea.
COPE needs to go to congress for it to be able to add the idea into the political discourse. At present COPE is like a headless chicken that can die at any moment if it does not call a congress to rescue itself from becoming a fraud of historical proportions
Any party that does not respond to the land question, workers' plight, the ownership of mines, the state of the South African economy, the rate of poverty and job creation will not add much value to the South Africa political landscape.
Mbuyiselo Madaka, COPE member, Port Elizabeth