Cope conference wracked by tension
By Nomava Nobumba
29 May 2010
Media reports say Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota has pulled out of the party’s national congress in Centurion.
He is seeking a court interdict to stop conference from electing a new leadership.
The elective conference was yesterday converted into a policy conference after Lekota’s supporters protested about the process that had been followed.
But delegates this morning decided to go ahead with the election process, leading to Lekota pulling out.
He is locked in a battle with his deputy Mbhazima Shilowa for the leadership of Cope.