Cope slams reports of a motion of no-confidence against Lekota

The Congress of the People (Cope) has denied that some of its leaders will table a motion of no-confidence in leader Mosioua Lekota.

READ: Mosiuoa Lekota’s plans to return to Parliament may be cut short

This is despite an admission by general secretary Papi Kganare with Eyewitness News that some of the party's members are unhappy with Lekota over his association with AfriForum.

Cope released a statement that according to the party's constitution, any member can propose a motion of no-confidence against any leader by submitting it to the secretary general.

As we release this statement, there is no motion of no-confidence which has been submitted to me.

Papi Kganare, General secretary - Cope

The issues of AfriForum was dealt with early last year and Cope’s position is that we are opposed to amendment of Section 25 of the South African Constitution and will work together with any organization or political party sharing the same view on this subject including Afri-Forum; DA and farmers organization. There is no special relationship between Afriforum and Cope.

Papi Kganare, General- secretary - Cope

See the full statement below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Civil society groups urge MPs to uphold their oath of office

[LISTEN] Civil society groups urge MPs to uphold their oath of office

The Ahmed Kathrada foundation is one of several organisations that gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday.

Everything expected to go smoothly at presidential inauguration, says GCIS

Everything expected to go smoothly at presidential inauguration, says GCIS

Deputy director-general Phumla Williams says provisions have been made for public viewings at various venues.

ANC veterans applaud David Mabuza's decision to step aside temporarily

ANC veterans applaud David Mabuza's decision to step aside temporarily

The deputy president has delayed his swearing-in as MP to face the party's integrity commission.

Why mental health is key to your success as an entrepreneur

Why mental health is key to your success as an entrepreneur

Experts share advice on how to cope with the stress of owning a business.

Parents wanted Höerskool Hendrik Verwoerd renamed - GED

Parents wanted Höerskool Hendrik Verwoerd renamed - GED

Aubrey Masango, standing in for Karima Brown, hears from the department as well as AfriForum's take on the change.

French arms company accuses Shaun Abrahams of abusing his powers

French arms company accuses Shaun Abrahams of abusing his powers

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says Thales argues the former NPA head never gave it a chance to make representations in 2017.

Popular articles
[WATCH] BMW's tribute to Mercedes-Benz maker CEO Dieter Zetsche goes viral

[WATCH] BMW's tribute to Mercedes-Benz maker CEO Dieter Zetsche goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Enjoy life and save for the future by splitting income using the '50/15/5 rule'

Enjoy life and save for the future by splitting income using the '50/15/5 rule'

You only live once — personal finance guru Warren Ingram on divvying up your income if you're not the budgeting type.

You can now apply to generate electricity and feed it into the grid

You can now apply to generate electricity and feed it into the grid

The change comes after Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told the National Energy Regulator of SA to license applications to do so.

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

Lumkile Mondi (Wits), Ferial Haffajee and Busisiwe Mavuso (Business Leadership SA) on the President's upcoming "slim" Cabinet.

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler uncovered evidence of banks sending dealer principles on holidays abroad for hitting targets.