Sheriff raids Cope's offices

2012-01-20 10:41

Johannesburg - The sheriff of the court has raided Cope's Johannesburg offices to attach goods worth R82 500 following a CCMA ruling on an employee's unfair dismissal, The Star reported on Friday.

However, the sheriff succeeded in attaching goods worth only R8 000 in the raid on the Congress of the People's offices on Wednesday, according to the newspaper.

The items included a few computers, a fax machine with co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa's name on it and a microwave oven.

Sithembiso Khanyile approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in July when his salary was cut by half over three months and he was then dismissed.

He apparently believed the salary cut was a result of his support of Shilowa in the ongoing factional battle for the party's leadership.

Cope secretary Lyndall Shope-Mafole told the newspaper the party would need to confirm the validity of the attachment order as it was not the first time the sheriff had paid the offices a visit.

"Lots of people who have been expelled have put us into a lot of debt before. One of the reasons we had to expel Mr Shilowa is that he put us in a lot of debt," she said.

  • Deon - 2012-01-20 10:51

    Cope are still not coping, no wonder some left.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-20 10:56

    Cope is broke

  • Josh - 2012-01-20 11:03

    Oh Cope... Who cares....

  • Vegi - 2012-01-20 11:10

    Anything initiated out of anger is bound to die when the anger subsides.

  • Call_Of_Muti_3 - 2012-01-20 11:19


  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-20 11:21

    Cope can not Cope!Eish baba

      Juan - 2012-01-20 17:41

      Yeah best for them to go get a job on the ANCgravytrain

  • bafana.skosana - 2012-01-20 11:24

    I remember the first day COPE was announced, all anti-ANC where so happy as if ANC was already dead, now they cant cope without ANC.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-20 11:26

    What is there to comment about now, they will all continue with disputing with each other until they die. This is Sure Reality, nothing has changed.

  • Ashley - 2012-01-20 11:33

    eANC, I want to come back to greener pastures!

  • Greg - 2012-01-20 11:36

    Cope has really turned out to be nothing short of an embarresment to the country.Just close shop,turn off the lights and go home!

  • David - 2012-01-20 11:56

    At the ANC offices the sheriff is the one who gets detained..LOL.. I think they should play Bob Marley's "I shot the sheriff" at all ANC offices.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-01-20 16:01

    Seems like the newshounds have now latched onto stories about the sheriffs and political parties. ..real news must be hard to come by.

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