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Gauteng COPE calls on Lekota to step down to revive party – SABC News

Its members are Congress of the People (COPE) The Gauteng Constituency Congress Committees have called for the resignation of party president Mosiuoa Lekota. This was resolved at a meeting in July which addressed the challenges of growth, reconstruction and renewal in the party.

It is just one of ten decisions made by the party in its attempt to take “drastic steps” to rebuild itself.

COPE Ekurhuleni secretary Mxolisi Ntobela says while the party still respects its leader, it is agreed that Lekota has not shown the strong leadership he has done in the past and has breached COPE’s constitution.

Lekota is also accused of interfering in the selection of the party’s councilors. Ntombela explains that the leader had conflicting interests in the selection of councillors.

“He is the one who wrote the affidavit on the 19th that he supports the removal of Comrade Khalipa, Comrade Thomas Mofokeng, we are saying that as the leader of the party, you cannot be in conflict,” explains Ntombela.

COPE spokesman Dennis Bloem said this unfortunate situation could have been avoided if Lekota had taken management’s advice on the matter.

“Mr Lekota could have avoided this situation if he was willing to listen to advice, his Vice President Comrade Willie Madisha, Electoral Minister Comrade Mzwandile Hleko and myself spoke to President Lekota and advised him to tell him that he is no longer energetic ‘terror’ Lekota . He should consider retreating because his health is no longer on his side, but Comrade Lékota did not want to listen to this advice.

Leadership battles are nothing new for COPE. In 2013, the party saw the a conflict that fueled a split in the organization between Mbhazima Shilowa and Lekota.

Lekota declined to comment on the matter.

Gauteng COPE calls on Lekota to step down to revive party – SABC News

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