Trevor Manuel threatens legal action against JJ Tabane for claiming he helped form Cope

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The latest: Infuriated by allegations made by JJ Tabane that he had a hand in the formation of Cope, former finance minister Trevor Manuel gave the media personality until the close of business on Wednesday to retract "the falsehoods".

The details: In a letter dated 9 May, and seen by News24, Manuel confronted Tabane regarding his interview on a podcast, "The Hustlers Corner", which was aired on YouTube three weeks ago. 

In quotes: "In the circumstances, I hereby call upon you to unreservedly withdraw the false, wrongful and unlawful statements you made of and concerning me during the aforesaid interview and ensure that your apology is prominently published in the print and electronic format media," wrote Manuel. 

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