Shilowa threatens court action

2010-07-19 07:57

Cope deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa said he would take party

leader Mosiuoa Lekota to court for stripping him of his duties as chief


He told the Daily Dispatch yesterday that he would “approach the

high court in the Western Cape as a matter of urgency”.

Shilowa was speaking at Vukuhambe Special School in Mdantsane where

he celebrated Mandela Day.

But Cope spokesman Phillip Dexter said they had not received any

court papers by yesterday evening.

“He does not know what he is talking about. He has not been removed

as chief whip. The party decided that he may not act as accounting officer or a

signatory for the duration of the forensic audit,” Dexter said.

Lekota has publicly accused Shilowa of mismanaging party funds,

leading to a leadership tussle that ended in court, with Lekota walking out



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