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Ace defiant amid threats

Ace defiant amid threats

THE Free State ANC PEC led by Ace Magashule remained defiant yesterday in the face of legal threats to nullify the province’s ongoing provincial conference in Parys. A faction led by deputy provincial chairperson Thabo Manyoni was expected to file court papers yesterday as part of their attempt to scupper the provincial conference. The disgruntled group was also seeking an arrest warrant for Magashule. However, provincial spokesperson Thabo Meeko said that he was not aware of this move and was not expecting anyone to be arrested. By the close of business yesterday, the expected court action failed to materialise with the Magashule-led PEC calling Manyoni’s bluff and proceeding with the […]

‘Anc Celebrating Prematurely’

‘Anc Celebrating Prematurely’

‘ANC celebrating prematurely’ Lawyer says ANC was not victorious in case relating to dissolving of PEC as court bid is set to continue soon COUNTING THEIR CHICKENS: The attorney representing Lefa Mifi has cautioned the provincial ANC not to celebrate too soon.  Hanno Bekker of Bekker Attorneys, acting on behalf of Lefa Mifi, has said. Mifi is on a quest to have the provincial executive committee PEC in the Free State dissolved, saying its mandate had expired but his case was struck off the roll, making the ANC the victor in the matter. Mifi, a member of the ANC, was requesting that the PEC be dissolved and replaced by a […]

ANC Aware Of Bid ‘To Disband’ Executive Committee

ANC Aware Of Bid ‘To Disband’ Executive Committee

THE ANC in the province said it was aware of efforts ‘to disband’ the provincial executive committee. Provincial secretary William Bulwane confirmed to The New Age yesterday of having received a letter believed to be from an unknown ANC member in the province. Bulwane said the member had reportedly approached his lawyers to take up the matter on his behalf. Bekker Attorneys reportedly said in the letter to the ANC that its client identified as LS Mifi wanted the committee disbanded because its mandate had expired in April. Mifi wanted the matter settled out of court, according to the letter. “Our client is giving you time herein to make this […]

Anc Feud Heads To Court

Anc Feud Heads To Court

The fight for the heart of the ANC in the province will intensify this morning when party member Lefa Mifi approaches the court to intervene in the leadership debate. The battle lines have been drawn and those who want a new leadership say the current one should be disbanded. Mifi has called for the provincial executive committee PEC of the ANC to be disbanded by Saturday. He will file an urgent application with the Free State High Court to disband the committee, which he said had reached its sellby date in April. Through his lawyers, Bekker Attorneys, Mifi said the PEC mandate had expired. He demanded a task team be […]