Lekota re-elected Cope president

JOHANNESBURG - Mosiuoa Lekota has been re-elected unopposed as the president of Cope.

Willie Madisha secured the deputy president position, defeating favourite Smuts Ngonyama.

The vote took place at the party’s national conference in Boksburg on Friday night.

Lyndall Shope-Mafole was elected to the post of secretary general.

Former Cope deputy leader Mbhazima Shilowa failed in his bid to stop the party&39;s national conference.

His urgent court application was dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria

Shilowa and six other applicants wanted the party&39;s national conference halted, pending the outcome of an appeals process against an earlier court ruling in favour of Lekota.

The party has been embroiled in a leadership wrangle between Shilowa and Lekota since 2010. 

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