Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Free State ANC plans its next move following High Court ruling

Free State ANC plans its next move following High Court ruling

Today the Bloemfontein High Court has barred the The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State from holdings it’s elective conference this weekend. The court ruled that the party’s Free State provincial conference cannot go ahead as scheduled because branch general meetings held in four regions over the last four months were unconstitutional, and in breach of the ANC Constitution. Read: ‘Nothing untoward about ANC Free State’s provincial general council’ The Free State ANC has already been ordered by another court to hold its elective conference this weekend because the mandate of the provincial party’s leadership expired earlier this year. Thabo Meeko, Free State ANC spokesperson says despite logistical […]

ANC Free State Elective Conference: High Court Ruling Halt Proceedings

ANC Free State Elective Conference: High Court Ruling Halt Proceedings

The High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled that the ANC Free State elective conference, scheduled to take place on Friday, cannot go ahead until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular are held in a lawful manner. The court said a number of branch general meetings that took place in the past couple of months were unlawful and should be held again and this time, in a lawful environment. So far, twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker, the attorney representing the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be a seven-day notice given before a branch general […]

ANC Free State conference called off

ANC Free State conference called off

The ANC Free State provincial conference will seemingly not be able to take place this weekend. The High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the conference not be held until branch general meetings, which have been declared unlawful and irregular by the court, are held in a lawful manner. Twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker, attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case, said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings, Bekker said. This comes a day after the Free State provincial general council […]

ANC Conference Crisis: High Court ruling postpones Free State conference

ANC Conference Crisis: High Court ruling postpones Free State conference

With the ANC National Elective Conference now just a few weeks away, the party has been running around frantically trying to get itself organised. Getting to the December conference means branches all around SA have to have their own conferences and meeting to get in order. So far, that has been a huge problem. The latest Free State saga proves it. Earlier this week, the Free State ANC branches officially endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their overall candidate for President. The majority of the branches nominated Dlamini- Zuma and her camp but there were some cries of irregularities from Ramaphosa supporters. On Wednesday, the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the […]

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

The ANC Free State provincial conference will seemingly not be able to take place this weekend after the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the conference not be held until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular by the court are held in a lawful manner. Twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker‚ attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings before the scheduled provincial conference‚ Bekker said. This comes a day after […]

Vrystaatse kongres in hof gestuit

Vrystaatse kongres in hof gestuit

Die Vrystaatse provinsiale verkiesingskongres wat van Vrydag in Parys beplan is, is in sy spore gestuit deur ’n meerderheidsuitspraak van ’n volbank in die hooggeregshof in Bloemfontein. In die uitspraak in die hooggeregshof is daar egter vir die “verloorders”, die provinsiale uitvoerende komitee (PUK) van die ANC en die ANC, ’n gaping gelos. Hulle moet net voor Vrydag 29 algemene takvergaderings in vier streke in die provinsie op ’n wettige wyse volgens die grondwet van die party oorhou. Dan kan die kongres voortgaan. Dié beslissing raak nie die provinsiale algemene raadsvergadering wat premier Ace Magashule Dinsdagmiddag inderhaas gehou het. Op dié vergadering het die Vrystaatse ANC sy steun aan dr. […]

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

The ANC Free State provincial conference will seemingly not be able to take place this weekend after the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the conference not be held until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular by the court are held in a lawful manner. Twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker‚ attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings before the scheduled provincial conference‚ Bekker said. This comes a day after […]

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

High Court ruling sees ANC Free State conference postponed

The ANC Free State provincial conference will seemingly not be able to take place this weekend after the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the conference not be held until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular by the court are held in a lawful manner. Twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker‚ attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings before the scheduled provincial conference‚ Bekker said. This comes a day after […]

BREAKING NEWS: ANC’s Free State conference called off

BREAKING NEWS: ANC’s Free State conference called off

The ANC Free State provincial conference will not take place this weekend afterall. On Wednesday the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered the conference not to be held until 29 branch general meetings, which the court declared unlawful and irregular, are conducted in a lawful manner. Hanno Bekker, attorney for the 26 ANC members who brought the case, said there had to be seven days’ notice given before a branch general meeting could be held. There was thus not enough time to convene these meetings, Bekker said. The court’s decision comes a day after the Free State provincial general council was held in Parys, where Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was nominated as […]

Free State ANC conference ‘cannot go ahead’

Free State ANC conference ‘cannot go ahead’

The High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled that African National Congress (ANC) general branch meetings held over the past few months were irregular and unconstitutional. This means the ANC’s Free State provincial conference cannot go ahead this weekend as scheduled. A group of disgruntled ANC members approached the court seeking the disbandment of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) and a declaration that the general branch meetings were not in line with the ANC’s constitution. The group, which Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next party leader, claim they were prevented from attending meetings. The group’s legal representative, Hanno Bekker, says the upcoming provincial conference cannot go ahead until the branch […]