Court again orders Lekota’s reinstatement

2010-06-09 09:53

The high court in Johannesburg has again ordered that Mosiuoa

Lekota be reinstated as president of the Congress of the People (Cope).

Judge Rami Mathopo gave an order to execute on his previous ruling

that the vote of no confidence in Lekota’s leadership passed by the Cope

congress was illegal.

“I am persuaded that irreparable harm will be suffered by the

applicant,” said Mathopo.

He also turned down a request from Cope deputy president Mbhazima

Shilowa’s lawyer for leave to appeal, and recommended that they approach the

Supreme Court of Appeal if they wanted to take the matter further.

Shilowa and Lekota are involved in a heated leadership dispute.

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