Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

FREE STATE ANC BACK IN COURT!

FREE STATE ANC BACK IN COURT!

Lawyers for disgruntled ANC members have brought yet another court application in the Free State have approached the court to stop the province’s delegates from participating in the national elective congress this weekend. They also seek to nullify the provincial congress which is currently underway. Last week the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial conference couldn’t take place until 29 branch general meetings had been rerun. On Sunday ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule, who is likely to be elected to the position again, said the provincial executive had complied with the court order. However, attorney Hanno Bekker, who represents the disgruntled members, said on Monday: “There were […]

ANC faces 5 court battles just days before conference

ANC faces 5 court battles just days before conference

JOHANNESBURG – With just five days left before the ANC’s critical elective conference kicks off, a range of legal challenges continue to haunt the party’s preparations. Five provincial conferences are being challenged in court by warring factions. A party at war with itself politically, the ANC now finds its problems compounded as legal warfare between party members hobbles pre-conference proceedings in five provinces. KwaZulu-Natal, the party’s biggest province, had its 2015 provincial conference nullified by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in September. Regions in the North West are also engaged in legal battles and an application has been lodged to nullify the Northern Cape’s provincial conference. Political analyst Karima Brown […]

Conference will go ahead, despite court challenge – Free State ANC

Conference will go ahead, despite court challenge – Free State ANC

The ANC in the Free State has dismissed the threat of yet another court battle over the legitimacy of its provincial congress, and says it will push on with its second day of conference. Hanno Bekker, an attorney acting on behalf of disgruntled members of the party, said around 32% of the province’s branches are seeking to have the 8th provincial congress nullified due to a failure to comply with a court ruling. Last week, the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial congress could not go ahead until it had rerun 29 branch general meetings. The ANC in the province insists it has done so, but Bekker said […]

‘Free State delegates will not attend conference’

‘Free State delegates will not attend conference’

The lawyer representing disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) members in the Free State, Hanno Bekker, believes the fresh allegations of misconduct by officials will prevent delegates from the province attending the national conference in Johannesburg. Bekker, who claims to represents a third of the unhappy ANC members, says they will return to the Bloemfontein High Court on Tuesday. “The court order of 29 November was blatantly disregarded in as much as it indicated the relevant Branch General Meetings had to be properly rerun in a constitutional manner, prior to the provincial conference proceeding. “We have however obtained information that even though some of the branches have been rerun, it has […]

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

Lawyers for disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) members have brought yet another court application – this time seeking to both nullify the provincial congress which is currently underway and to stop the province’s delegates from participating in the national elective congress taking place this weekend. Last week the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial conference couldn’t take place until 29 Branch General Meetings had been re-run. On Sunday ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule, who is likely to be elected to the position again, said the provincial executive had complied with the court order. However, attorney Hanno Bekker, representing the disgruntled members, said on Monday: “There were 29 […]

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

ANC Free State to hold provincial congress next week, after BGM court ruling ANC Free State elective conference can’t go ahead – court ANC Free State holds ‘surprise’ provincial general council Bloemfontein – Lawyers for disgruntled ANC members have brought yet another court application – this time seeking to both nullify the provincial congress which is currently under way and to stop the province’s delegates from participating in the national elective congress this weekend. Last week the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial conference couldn’t take place until 29 branch general meetings had been rerun. On Sunday ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule, who is likely to be […]

Nog ’n hofaansoek oor Vrystaatse ANC-konferensie

Nog ’n hofaansoek oor Vrystaatse ANC-konferensie

Regsverteenwoordigers wat namens ontevrede ANC-lede in die Vrystaat optree, het nog ’n hofaansoek gebring: die keer om die provinsiale konferensie wat tans aan die gang is nietig te laat verklaar, en om te keer dat die provinsie se afgevaardigdes aan die nasionale ANC-verkiesingskonferensie deelneem wat die komende naweek plaasvind. Die hooggeregshof in Bloemfontein het verlede week beslis dat die provinsiale konferensie eers mag plaasvind nadat 29 takke ’n tweede ronde algemene vergaderings gehou het. Ace Magashule, voorsitter van die ANC in die Vrystaat, wat na verwagting weer tot hierdie pos verkies sal word, het Sondag gesê die provinsiale uitvoerende komitee het aan die hofbevel voldoen. Hanno Bekker, wat die ontevrede […]