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

By Andy Rice 22 July 2010

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