Cope treasurer relieved of duties
Johannesburg - Hilda Ndude has been "relieved of her responsibilities" as Cope's national treasurer, the party said on Wednesday.
The national office bearers (NOBs) made the decision after Ndude failed to give "satisfactory explanations" on financial matters, the Congress of the People said in a statement.
"The president [Mosiuoa Lekota] informed the meeting about financial matters that had come to his attention which were of great concern to him."
Asked whether Ndude was dismissed, acting deputy general secretary Lyndall Shope-Mafole said no, as it was not a decision that the NOBs could make.
Ndude would be relieved of her responsibilities until the party's congress national committee received a report following a "comprehensive study" of the matter.
A full report on the financial matters raised by the CNC was expected to be presented at its next meeting later this month, said Shope-Mafole.
Acting general secretary Deidre Carter would take over Ndude's responsibilities as national treasurer.