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‘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 […]

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 […]