Parliament

Members of Parliament

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Mosiuoa Lekota

Position:     President of the Congress of the People

                   Member of Parliament

                   Party Leader in Parliament

Tel Nr:        021 403 8915

Fax:            021 403 3525

E-Mail:        mlekota@parliament.gov.za

Twitter:       @TerrorLekota

Facebook:  Mosiuoa Lekota

Links:          People’s Assembly

 

 

Mosiuoa Lekota grew up in Kroonstad, Free State. He was expelled from the University of the North due to his political involvement with the Student Representative Council and the Black Consciousness Movement. While the elected Permanent Organiser for the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO), he was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1974. Following his release in 1983, he was one of the defendants in the 1985 Delmas Treason Trial and imprisoned for four more years. President Lekota has served as the premier of the Free State, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces and Minister of Defence


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Willam Madisha

Position:     Deputy President of the Congress of the People

                   Member of Parliament

Tel Nr:        021 403 8915

Fax:            021 403 3525

E-Mail:        wmadisha@parliament.gov.za

Twitter:       @williemadisha

Links:          People’s Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

William Mothipa “Willie” Madisha grew up in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. He studied teaching at the Transvaal College of Education and served as the President of the South African Democratic Teachers Union for 12 years (1996-2008). He also served as President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions from 1999-2008. Mr Madisha continues to work for the realisation of workers’ rights


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Deidre Carter

Position:     Deputy General Secretary of the COPE

                   Member of Parliament

                   Chief Whip of COPE in Parliament

Tel Nr:        021 403 8915

Fax:            086 611 1601

E-Mail:        dcarter@mighty.co.za

Twitter:       @0deidre

Facebook:  Deidre Cope Carter

Links:          People’s Assembly

 

 

 

Deputy General Secretary of COPE, Ms Deidre Carter, hails from the Free State, but moved to KwaZulu-Natal in 1990. Deidre has extensive administrative experience and is skilled in the areas of Quality Control, ISO Systems, Human Resources, Debtors & Creditors, Fleet control, Internal Auditing and the like. Deidre owned a few Restaurants and two Hotels.  As an active motorcyclist, Deidre participates in many road safety projects and charity runs.
Deidre, an ordinary Citizen and a Mother, concerned about the high levels of Crime & Corruption, the Rule of law, Values and Principle, Education and Healthcare system, joined COPE in 2008, in order to be the Change she wants to see
 


Debates

16 Days of Activism 2014

Debate on 16 days of Activism by Honourable Deidre Carter

"To Our Mothers, Daughters and Sisters!

You are whou you Believe you are!

You must be the Change you want to see!

The Time for Action is Now, 365 Days per year, 1440 hours, 525 600 minutes or 31 536 000 seconds per year, Every Year!"

COPE Debate on 16 Days of Activism 2014


Motions


Statements

STAETEMENT IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2017/02/15

What we are faced with in South Africa, is an incumbent at WAR with his own country, aided and abetted by a corrupt elite, and his corrupted and captured Party!

  • At war with our Constitution;
  • At war with the Rule of Law;
  • At war with the organs of government;
  • At war with Members of his own Cabinet;
  • At war with Parliament;
  • At war with our Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy;
  • At war with our Judiciary;
  • At war with our Economy;
  • At war with our Business Sector;
  • At war with the Media; and ultimately,
  • At war with us, the People!!

All for him, his family, cronies and the ANC’s benefit – and to the detriment of our beloved Country.

We have:

  • A President who has BROKEN HIS OATH OF OFFICE and lost the right to govern;
  • An executive, that is complicit with their master and who BROKE THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE
  • A Parliament that has failed, through the tyranny of an ANC majority, to uphold its Constitutional duties and responsibilities – who BROKE THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE - and lost its credibility and legitimacy.

The Congress of the People refuses to be complicit in BREAKING OUR OATHS OF OFFICE by being part of these SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION

COPE is not prepared to legitimize the continued occupation of the office of President, by Mr. Zuma, and we will accordingly not respond directly to his address.

7 May this year marks the third year of this the 5th Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.

Section 49, read with section 50 of the Constitution, allows for the dissolution of the National Assembly by resolution, provided that three years have lapsed since the assembly was elected.

COPE calls for the disbandment of Parliament and fresh elections.

COPE makes this call to enable South Africans to elect reliable, accountable, incorruptible, ethical and honorable women and men, who are committed to serving our country - in keeping with the values and principles that underpin the supreme law of our land, our Constitution

History, according to the late Eduardo Galeano, never says 'goodbye'. History says, 'see you later'.
In Shakespeare’s tragedy, ‘Caesar’, Cassius, tries to persuade Brutus to stop Caesar from becoming the emperor – an act he thinks is in the best interest of the country – and says to Brutus:
“The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”.

The fault, dear fellow South African citizens, is not in our stars, but in ourselves!!!

The reason that we, as a nation, find ourselves in the morass that we are in …. being held to ransom in our own country ….. , is not a matter of fate!!! …  but, because we haven’t done anything about it!!

The time has come, dear fellow citizens, for us to form a coalition ….. A UNITED FRONT….. A UNITED FRONT of patriotic:

  • Citizens;
  • Civil Society Organisations; and
  • Political Parties

to SAVE SOUTH AFRICA.

  • It’s time for all of us to defend our Constitution;
  • It’s time to insist that Mr Zuma vacates the Presidency;
  • It’s time to insist on the dissolution of Parliament;
  • It’s time to hold fresh elections - and to elect honourable women and men to Parliament who are committed to putting our country first!

IT’S TIME FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF US TO STAND UP AND COMMIT TO SAVING SOUTH AFRICA

PONISA SOUTH AFRICA!

VIKELA ISEWULA AFRIKA!

VIKELA ININGIZIMU AFRICA!

SINDISA UMZANZI!

BOLOKA AFRICA BORWA!

HLAKODISA AFRIKA BORWA!

TSIRELEDZANI AFRIKA TSHIPEMBE!

RED SUID AFRIKA!

SAVE SOUTH AFRICA!!!

The Congress of the People reiterates it’s refusal to be complicit in BREAKING OUR OATHS OF OFFICE by being part of these SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION

We will NOT legitimize the continued occupation of the office of President, by Mr. Zuma, and we will accordingly not participate when he addresses this Parliament!

I Thank You

Deidre Carter

(Congress of the People)


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