UDM, Cope faction in 'integration' talks

2014-02-24 15:47

The UDM and Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction have started integration talks, with over 800 of Cope's Shilowa's supporters joining the UDM.

Cope ready for national congress

2014-01-06 14:32

Cope says it is ready for its national elective conference to be held in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

Cope Youth welcomes leadership ruling

2013-10-18 14:29

The Cope Youth Movement has welcomed the court ruling naming Mosiuoa Lekota as the party's president.

Judgment on Cope leadership due

2013-10-18 08:01

The final judgment in the Congress of the People leadership battle is set to be handed down in the South Gauteng High Court.

Cope quorum features in court

2013-07-09 16:37

The head researcher for Cope could not recall hearing changes that would affect the party's quorum, discussed at a 2010 conference, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Premier's house costs tax payer R1.2m

2013-02-05 09:03

Over the last four years, R1.2m has been spent on new furniture, linen and curtains for Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s official home, a report says.

Ngonyama: Cope will rise like a phoenix

2012-06-11 13:59

The Congress of the People is set to rise from the political ashes “like a phoenix”, its deputy president Smuts Ngonyama says.

DA talks part of reason Dexter left Cope

2012-01-04 20:39

Philip Dexter says his return to the ANC three years after defecting is due in part to Cope's quest for co-operation with the Democratic Alliance.

Shilowa wants ConCourt to hear Cope spat

2011-12-05 22:25

A spokesperson for Mbhazima Shilowa's faction of Cope says they have their sights set on the Constitutional Court, which they hope will prioritise Cope's leadership battle.

Cope court showdown postponed

2011-08-22 14:08

The leadership battle between Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa has been postponed for a day because Lekota's counsel is sick.

Sheriff attaches Shilowa's assets

2011-07-20 08:29

Furniture and appliances have been attached at the house of Cope founder Mbhazima Shilowa to pay his rival Mosiuoa Lekota's legal costs.

Cope will not side with ANC

2011-05-26 19:02

A Congress of the People faction aligned to party co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota has ruled out forming any local council coalitions with the ANC.

Cope gives itself a pat on the back

2011-05-23 06:49

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says the party appreciated every single vote it got considering the problems it has had since its formation.

Shilowa: I won't ever go back to ANC

2011-05-17 14:01

Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa has flatly denied rumours that he will re-join the ANC.

Shilowa faction won't contest elections

2011-03-29 20:07

Cope's Mbhazima Shilowa faction has decided not to campaign for the May 18 municipal elections alongside the party's Mosiuoa Lekota faction.

Shilowa faction to discuss way forward

2011-03-25 22:16

The Mbhazima Shilowa-aligned faction of Cope will meet to discuss a way forward, the secretary-general of the faction says.

Court bars Shilowa from Parliament

2011-02-12 07:26

Cope's co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa has been barred from Parliament after the South Gauteng High Court granted an interim order to its rival faction.

Shilowa will attend Parliament opening

2011-02-09 19:55

Parliament is unable to give effect to the expulsion of Congress of the People deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa, Speaker of the National Assembly Max Sisulu says.

Cope Youth welcomes Shilowa's expulsion

2011-02-09 08:01

Cope's youth movement has aligned itself to Mosiuoa Lekota, saying it welcomes his announcement that his political rival, Mbhazima Shilowa, had been suspended.

Lekota expels Shilowa

2011-02-08 14:13

Cope co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota has expelled his rival Mbhazima Shilowa from the party after an internal disciplinary hearing - in which Shilowa refused to participate - found him guilty of mismanaging parliamentary funds.

Cope confusion over new party

2011-01-23 22:44

The suspension of Mbhazima Shilowa by Cope's former leadership has led to more confusion about the party.

Cope youth faction: Shilowa an ANC spy

2011-01-19 14:27

Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa is an ANC "mole" planted to destroy the break-away party and deliver it back to the governing party, the Cope Youth Movement has claimed.

WikiLeaks cable nails Cope

2010-12-26 20:09

A leaked ­diplomatic cable from the US embassy in ­Pretoria says rival Cope ­leaders Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa “want nothing more than to be ­president of South Africa”.

COPE vs Cope...

2010-12-18 22:21

The Congress of the People - divided into two factions - are sending out a flurry of statements disputing the other's legitimacy.

We'll try again, says Lekota

2010-12-18 08:01

The Congress of the People will again try to hold a national elective congress at some stage in the future, says party president Mosiuoa Lekota.


Shilowa's Cope faction to support UDM

2014-02-24 11:30

Members of Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction will support the UDM in the upcoming elections, the two parties have announced.

The storm is over - Cope

2013-10-18 18:03

Cope North West has welcomed a ruling by South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg naming Mosiuoa Lekota as the party's president.

Lekota wins Cope leadership battle

2013-10-18 14:16

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that Mosiuoa Lekota is the rightful leader of Cope.

Lekota admits he charged at Shilowa

2013-07-10 16:51

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota has testified in the court case over the ongoing battle for the party's leadership that he lost his cool and charged at Mbhazima Shilowa.

Court battle bad for Cope - MP

2013-07-08 19:43

The Cope’s court battle over leadership is not good for unity, Mpumalanga MPL Zale Madonsela says.

'So-called members' trying to destroy Cope

2012-09-22 20:13

"So-called members of Cope" are trying to destroy the party through litigation and other means, a faction of the party aligned to leader Mosiuoa Lekota says.

ConCourt dismisses Shilowa application

2012-05-08 16:36

The Constitutional Court has dismissed with costs an application by Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa regarding his expulsion from the party, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says.

Former Cope MP Dexter rejoins ANC

2012-01-03 18:00

Former Cope spokesperson and MP Phillip Dexter has rejoined the ANC, he says.

Cope leadership tussle continues

2011-08-23 10:41

Congress of the People co-founders Mbhazima Shilowa and Mosiuoa Lekota will continue their dispute over the party's leadership in the South Gauteng High Court.

Cope court battle returns to court

2011-08-22 10:20

Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa is returning to court to challenge Mosiuoa Lekota's attempt to have himself declared party president.

Shilowa must pay legal fees - Cope

2011-06-08 10:36

Mbhazima Shilowa's house will be auctioned off unless he pays Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota's legal fees, the party says.

Relaunch or disband Cope - Dexter

2011-05-26 13:37

Congress of the People communications chief Phillip Dexter has proposed that the party relaunch itself or disband, The Times reports.

Under half-a-million spoilt votes

2011-05-19 15:26

Just under 500 000 votes were spoilt in the 2011 municipal elections, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission.

Cope speaks out on ANC defections

2011-04-19 17:04

Cope has said that the departure of a number of members for the ANC was the "first honest thing" those leaving had done in a long time.

Court stops swearing in new Cope MP

2011-03-29 14:18

Cope's Mbhazima Shilowa faction has temporarily prevented its rival Mosiuoa Lekota faction from filling Shilowa's seat in the National Assembly.

Cope faction expels 7 members

2011-03-19 18:01

A faction in the Congress of the People aligned to party president Mosiuoa Lekota says it has expelled seven of its senior members for bringing the party into disrepute.

Cope rivals cause giggles

2011-02-10 22:51

Cope's disgruntled co-founders Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa have hesitantly sat beside each other during the president's State of the Nation address.

Cope targets KZN municipality

2011-02-09 17:25

Jozini municipality in KwaZulu-Natal has been targeted as one of the municipalities that could be governed by the Congress of the People, the party says

Shilowa expulsion a 'publicity stunt'

2011-02-08 19:53

Cope co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota's announcement that he expelled his rival Mbhazima Shilowa from the party, has been dismissed as a "publicity stunt", and" inconsequential".

FS Cope: Voters won't punish clean-up

2011-01-28 20:00

Local voters will not hold it against Cope for "cleaning" the party, its Free State leaders says.

Cope faction pondering way forward

2011-01-20 21:35

Cope leaders aligned to co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota are discussing the way forward after being locked out of the party headquarters, a spokesperson for the group says.

Cope to rebrand itself

2011-01-15 16:35

The troubled opposition party, Cope, will re-brand itself ahead of local government elections.

Northern Cape Cope supports Lekota

2010-12-19 18:30

The Northern Cape branch of Cope says it recognises Mosioua Lekota as the legitimate leader of the party.

Cope youth wants Lekota expelled

2010-12-18 14:03

Congress of the People party leader Mosiuoa Lekota should be expelled from Cope and can even start his own party, says the party's youth division.

NYDA complains about Cope

2010-12-17 17:30

The National Youth Development Agency has complained that Cope members had stormed the festival's venue to get publicity.

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