Lekota charts way forward

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota will meet the other executive members of the party to discuss his reinstatement, he said at party headquarters in Johannesburg yesterday.

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota will meet the other executive members of the party to discuss his reinstatement, he said at party headquarters in Johannesburg yesterday.

"I have already had a meeting with the general secretary (Charlotte Lobe). Unfortunately the other members were not here, the top officials," Lekota said at Cope House in Braamfontein.

Lekota's supporters have accused members of the congress national committee aligned to Shilowa of excluding them from the conference.

Lekota assured Cope members that there was no basis for fears that the Shilowa faction would be purged.

"Both myself and Shilowa agreed to work together."

Lekota yesterday won an execution order in the Johannesburg high court, which in effect overturned a vote of no confidence passed against him at the Cope conference on May 29 and reinstated him as party president.

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