However, Cope’s Eastern Cape Interim Chairperson, Webster Ntongana, has rejected the expulsions as nothing more than a witch-hunt.
He says it’s all hogwash and as the Eastern Cape they do not recognise them.
The City of Joburg’s Speaker, Colleen Makhubele, is at the centre of the expulsions.
She convened a briefing where she announced that the party was left with no option but to expel the leaders.
“This was a well thought decision that took months of internal deliberations, and various avenues of engagements were extended.”
Madisha has been part of COPE since its formation in 2008.
It is alleged that he and Hleko were members of the faction that was pushing party leader, Mosiuoa Lekota, to vacate his position.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa