COPE has withdrawn from parlia

COPE has withdrawn from parliament over failure to remove Zuma as president

COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota says continuing their participation in Parliament is unjustifiable following the failed bid to remove president Jacob Zuma.

COPE has withdrawn from parlia

Now, COPE might only have three seats in the National Assembly, but they aret trying to make a statement. The party announced on Monday that it will withdraw from parliamentary activity over the ANC caucus’s refusal to act against President Jacob Zuma.

They released a statement in which they say the ANC’s refusal to act against the president following the Constitutional Court’s ruling against him in the Nkandla saga amounted to contempt of court.

“Congress Executive Committee noted that the refusal of the ruling party in parliament to act against the incumbent in the office of the President made it guilty of contempt of court.

“Congress Executive Committee therefore resolved not to allow any COPE representative in the National Assembly to take part in its proceedings until there is clarity from the Constitutional Court on how to proceed.

“Congress of the People is determined not to make itself guilty through participation in activities that are in contempt of court. Our representatives cannot break their oath of office.