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Mixed emotions at the outcome of #FSANC ruling

Mixed emotions at the outcome of #FSANC ruling

The Free State High Court ruling in favour of nullifying the recent ANC Provincial elective conference, has been met with mixed emotions. Attorney for the applicants, Hanno Bekker says the judgment delivered by the full bench of judges is one with a victory for both sides. The Provincial Elective Conference was declared illegal and its outcomes – which includes the newly elected Provincial Executive Committee – have been declared null and void. The application to have ALL the ANC delegates from the Free State barred from the national conference which is set to kick off tomorrow, has, however, been dismissed. Delegates from 14 of the unlawfully rerun Branch General Meetings […]

Judgment in #ANCvsANC to be heard today

Judgment in #ANCvsANC to be heard today

The Free State High Court will be handing down its judgment on #ANCvsANC today at 14:00. This comes after the opposing parties delivered their arguments in front of a full bench yesterday. Dali Mpofu, representing the applicants, argued that this past weekend’s ANC Provincial Elective Conference was unlawful, because the party did not adhere to the November 29th High Court ruling, which determined that 28 – not 29 – Branch General Meetings (BGMs) had to be rerun in a lawful manner per the ANC constitution. Mpofu argued that the ANC leadership in the Free State was therefore in contempt of court and the outcome of the conference should be nullified. […]

ANC vs ANC back in court today

ANC vs ANC back in court today

The ANC in the Free State is back in court today, after an application was lodged by disgruntled ANC members to nullify the outcomes of the Provincial Elective Conference which took place this past Sunday and Monday. It was at this conference in Parys that Free State Premier Ace Magashule secured another term as Chairperson of the ANC in the province – a position he has occupied since 1994. OFM news spoke to an attorney for the applicants, Hanno Bekker, earlier this week and he said his clients also intended on applying to nullify the ‘surprise’ Provincial General Council (PGC) meeting that took place two weeks ago, where presidential hopeful […]

Onsekerheid oor VS ANC-kongres se toekoms

Onsekerheid oor VS ANC-kongres se toekoms

Onsekerheid oor of die ANC in die Vrystaat se provinsiale Verkiesingskongres die naweek sal voortgaan heers steeds, te midde van vrae oor die geldigheid van 29 Algemene Takvergaderings, wat volgens ‘n hofbevel herbelê moes word. Regsverteenwoordigers vir die ANC-lede wat die aansoek teen die takvergaderings gebring het, sê die hof sal more redes vir verlede week se besluit verskaf, en dit sal hul volgende stap bepaal. Die groep se prokureur, Hanno Bekker, sê daar moet ook gekyk word, of die takke in Thabo Mofutsanyana, Lejweleputswa, Mangaung en Gariep wat dié week hul vergaderings herbelê die regte prosedures gevolg het, en by die hof se bevele gehou het, voordat daar sekerheid […]