The establishment of the Congress of the People (COPE) promises to spice up South Africa's presidential elections, which are to be held in May 2009. The leaders of the brand new party are determined to beat the ANC. The result: press briefings across the country, door to door campaigns, facebook groups, etc.
These pictures were taken during a press conference in Cape Town, during which new members - mostly former politicians - were introduced to the Media.
The photographs feature Mosiuoa 'Terror' Lekota (party president - wearing suit) and Leonard Ramatlakane (regional leader - striped shirt) and are available on high resolution.