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COPE dismisses Johannesburg Speaker over unauthorised affiliation [SOUND]

# The Congress of the People has terminated the membership of Johannesburg Council Speaker Colleen Makhubele for allegedly signing the party up to the South African Rainbow Alliance without authorisation. The party argues Makhubele lacked the mandate to sign up COPE for the alliance. They were considering participation in SARA, however, approval to proceed had not been granted. In a media briefing, COPE’s Erick Mohlapamaswi also confirmed the termination of the services of councillor Ofentse Moalusi from the Tshwane Council: