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24 April 2017 11:27 (South Africa)

Lekota's swearing in as an MP delayed over legal wrangle

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The swearing in of Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota as an MP has been delayed. His deputy, and rival, Mbhazimba Shilowa brought an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, in an attempt to stop Lekota from becoming an MP. That case will be heard on Tuesday, and parliament has delayed swearing Lekota, as it has "due regard for any court processes that are still pending". If parliament will not swear Lekota in until he doesn't have any court dates hanging over his head, he could be waiting a long time to take up his position as MP. Read more: The M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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