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COPE’s Colleen Makhubele explains why she is embroiled in the party leadership controversies

Colin McCobele is stuck in the national leadership battle for COPE. Makobili holds the party’s solitary seat in the 270-seat Johannesburg Assembly. She says her “suspension” is related to the firing of Willy Madisha. Johannesburg Assembly Speaker Coleen Makobili, arguably the most influential representative-at-large of the Congress of the People (COPE), believes she is embroiled … Read more

Dealing with Factional Fighting: Still a Party Member and an MP – Willie Madisha

Willy Madisha, from Kobe, says he is still a party member and an MP. (Photo by Gallo Images/Dayburger/Jaco Marais) Willy Madisha says he is still a member of the Cobb. He adds that he is the party’s representative in parliament. It was alleged that Madisha was expelled from the party in June. The battle for … Read more

Cobb says it was deregistered as a corporation — not as a political party

Leader Morning Wall Mug. The People’s Assembly says its registration as a political party has not been revoked. Spokesman Dennis Blum said the party had deregistered as a company instead. Blum said they were surprised to hear that the party was registered as a company. The People’s Congress (COP) is still registered as a political … Read more