DEPUTY Judge-President Phineas Mojapelo postponed an urgent application brought by Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota to nullify a resolution taken by his organisation to remove him from office.
He was replaced by his arch-rival, Mbhazima Shilowa, as acting president at the weekend.
Lekota, pictured , then applied for a court interdict to stop the gathering from electing a new leadership. The court ruled that the conference should not elect the leaders and an elective conference be held in September.
Hilton Epstein, representing Lekota, argued in the Johannesburg high court yesterday that a postponement should be granted on condition that Cope made an undertaking that his client and head of communication Phillip Dexter would not be removed from the office.
Meanwhile, the court learnt yesterday that Cope parliamentary leader Mvume Dandala wants to leave the party.