More than 800 of Cope's Mbhazima Shilowa's supporters will join the United Democratic Movement, its leader Bantu Holomisa has announced.
In an effort to reinvent itself for the next elections, Cope will flush out those who supported expelled former deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa.
Mosiuoa Lekota has won the case for the Congress of the People's leadership after fighting Mbhazima Shilowa for the position since 2010.
Cope was not in a position to hold a credible elective congress in May 2010, party president Mosiuoa Lekota has told the high court in Johannesburg.
There have always been suspicions about the probity of the contracting process surrounding the Gautrain.
The divisions about e-tolling within the ANC-led tripartite alliance have been directly linked to the infighting leading up to Mangaung.
Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota has invited all opposition parties for talks on November 25 on forming a more united front against the ANC.
Mbhazima's application to have the order barring him from calling himself the leader -- or a member -- of Cope has been postponed ... indefinitely.
Congress of the People co-founders Mbhazima Shilowa and Mosiuoa Lekota were set to continue their dispute over the leadership of the party.
Reports that Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa's house is be auctioned to pay debts are a "deliberate deception" by the Lekota faction, his camp says.
Mbhazima Shilowa's house will be auctioned off unless he pays Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota's legal fees, Cope's head of communications has said.
A Congress of the People faction aligned to party co-founder Mosiuoa Lekota has ruled out forming any local council coalitions with the ANC.
A Cope faction aligned to Mbhazima Shilowa is siding with the ANC, as is the PAC, in coalitions around the country, particularly in the Western Cape.
Cope communications chief Phillip Dexter has proposed that the party relaunch itself or disband, the Times said on Thursday.
Cope was to blame for the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan council remaining in ANC hands, Cope officials themselves conceded.
The minutes of a Cope election team meeting reveal a devil's brew of mistakes, failures and mismanagement in the procurement of campaign materials.
Congress of the People's Mbhazima Shilowa faction has decided not to campaign for the May 18 municipal elections alongside the party's Mosiuoa Lekota.
The Mbhazima Shilowa-aligned faction of Cope will meet on Monday to discuss a way forward, the secretary general of the faction said on Friday.
Cope looks set to present a serious headache to the IEC as it prepares for the local government elections, scheduled for May 18.
Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa has filed an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court to be declared the legitimate leader of the party.