(This article has been updated)
Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota’s plans to return to Parliament may be cut short as his party prepares to recall him.
Eyewitness News understands the party’s national executive committee (NEC) will meet next week where a motion of no confidence is expected to be tabled against him.
It’s understood Cope members were not happy with Lekota’s association with lobby group AfriForum.
Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has more on the story.
We got information that in fact there are some leaders within Cope who want to recall him.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
We understand that the meeting is going to be next week. Sources within the Cope NEC are telling us that is one of the first things they are going to do. They are very disappointed in him.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
They are blaming Lekota and saying you are the reason we have done so bad at the polls because you have been flirting with this minority rights group and that is why a lot of people did not vote for us.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
Cope has since denied the report and dismissed it as a rumour.
The party's general-Secretary has described the claims as 'unfortunate'.
Cope denies plans by some of its leaders to table a motion of no confidence in Mosioua Lekota. But Cope GS admits in interview with EWN that some of the party’s members are unhappy with Lekota over his association with Afro Forum. “Ya he didn’t consult cope but he apologized” pic.twitter.com/ixUo965BxX— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 14, 2019
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