COPE leader in the Northern Cape, Fred Wyngaard has abandoned his party to join the African National Congress. He and Sol Plaatje councillors Rosie Ludick (DA) and Sandra Doyle (FFF) along with a number of Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) joined the ANC at a media briefing at the Social Centre in Kimberley on Wednesday.
They were welcomed and addressed by the governing party’s Provincial Deputy Secretary, Maruping Lekwene and the Frances Baard Regional leadership. Also in attendance to welcome the converts was new ANC member and recently appointed ANC councillor in the Sol Plaatje Municipality, Shaine Griqua.
COPE MPL and National Chairperson, Pakes Dikgetsi commented on social media that “they are just two individuals… Yes, better few but better!” referring to Wyngaard and Ludick’s resignations. “I wish to inform my friends and family that I resigned from COPE today with immediate effect. I re-joined the ANC voluntarily without any motive of material advantage and personal gains. I also resigned as PR Councillor.
I demonstrated my constitutional right to belong. I am happy with my decision.
I hope everyone will respect MY DECISION and my RIGHT. Thanks”, Ludick posted on Facebook.
According to the ANC in Frances Baard Region many more members of the opposition parties will join the party, because they see that “only the ANC can change the lives of the people.”