Cope: Committee removes Shilowa

2010-07-03 00:00

THE congress national committee (CNC) of Cope yesterday decided to remove its parliamentary chief whip and deputy president, Mbhazima Shilowa, as the de facto chief accounting officer of the party in Parliament.

Cope national spokesperson Philip Dexter said this decision was reached after yesterday’s CNC meeting decided to adopt a memorandum of the national whips with recommendations relating to the management of the parliamentary finan­ces of the party.

Last month, three Cope whips in the National Assembly authored a memorandum alleging that there was mismanagement of the party’s caucus and constituency funds allocated to it by parliament.

“These [recommendations] will include a forensic audit of the parliamentary accounts,” said Dexter

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