Mosiuoa Lekota, in a letter to Gwede Mantashe, knowingly warned about the wrong turn the ANC was taking in supporting Jacob Zuma.
At all times, even now, Zuma has not been able to distinguish between wrong and right. He has always seen himself as a victim, more wronged against than wronging. This was widely known inside the ANC.
The formation of Cope was not out of disgruntlement as Baleka Mbete and a few others suggested. Her disparagement of Cope as Shikota showed her own blindness to what was being pointed out to her and others.
Those who formed Cope knew all too well the very wrong turn that the ANC had taken. They would rather divorce than be associated with the tsunami of corruption that was coming our way.