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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 […]

“We’ve got proof that how the Free State PEC operate is unconstitutional” Bekker

“We’ve got proof that how the Free State PEC operate is unconstitutional” Bekker

Last week, ANC member Lefa Mifi approached the High Court in an urgent bid to disband the current provincial executive committee (PEC) in the Free State. Hanno Bekker, of Bekker Attorneys says they after they approached the court, they consulted with Advocate Thembeka who advised them to allow the branch general meetings to proceed, before filing their documents. This allowed them to gain evidence in their favour. By allowing the branch general meetings to proceed this weekend, we were able to obtain proof that the manner in which the PEC is acting, is in fact unconstitutional. — Hanno Bekker, Bekker Attorneys This is due to them not following the correct […]