Cope task team to look into KZN complaints

2010-10-22 00:00

THE national working committee of the Congress of the People (Cope) has appointed a national task team to investigate complaints from six Cope regions in KwaZulu-Natal, which this week culminated in the passing of a vote of no confidence in its provincial leadership.

Cope national spokesperson Philip Dexter said the task team consists of him, Smuts Ngonyama and Ndzipho Mkhaliphi.

The task team will visit the province to meet representatives of the six regions and the provincial leadership, Dexter said.

“We will then give a report back with recommendations on what needs to be done to the national working committee …”

Yesterday, senior Cope members in KZN received SMSes, supposedly from the provincial chairperson, Lucky Gabela, updating them about the situation.

The SMS reads: “In view of the events of the past two days, including receipt of a letter from the Acting GS [general-secretary] by the provincial secretary advising us of the national task team, all committee meetings at provincial level are cancelled until we interact with the HQ task team.

“This includes today’s CPWC [congress provincial working committee] meeting, the PILG [provincial interim leadership group] meeting planned for the weekend and the proposed PGC [provincial general council] at the end of the month.

“Whatever view anyone of us may hold on this matter does not hold for now until a legitimate forum is convened, though it seems the Acting GS has legitimised chaos without even making any attempt to check facts.”

Ntofontofo Khusi, the spokesperson for the six regions that proposed the vote of no confidence in the provincial leadership, welcomed the establishment of the task team.

“We will be presenting to the task team our demands to have the finances of Cope in KZN audited like that of the national parliament. We want each and every cent to be accounted for.

“We will also be demanding that Philip Mhlongo [Cope KZN provincial secretary] should be suspended for issuing racist statements that our white members are ‘right-wing’. The policy of Cope is non-racialism and hate speech is a dismissable offence …” Khusi said.

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