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The congress is scheduled for September 30 to October 2.
Addressing Cope delegates at the second eThekwini regional general congress in Durban, Lekota told the members that he was not giving up on the party.
Lekota also revealed that on two occasions, plans were hatched to have him step aside and let other people run the party.
He said this was after it became clear that there were two camps within the organisation.
Lekota said he would not go out to the streets and shacks to look for someone to lead the party, but was taking the responsibility for the party which he was instrumental for its formation.
For months now Lekota and his deputy Mbhazima Shilowa have been locked in a leadership battle that has led to several court cases.
Each time Lekota has come out triumphant, but Shilowa has not given up on stopping him from leading the party.
The latest battle was dismissed last week when Shilowa tried to stop Lekota from replacing Mvume Dandala as the party’s leader in Parliament.