Category Archives: The South African

Free State ANC enter civil war, as branches slam party for “illegal” PEC

Free State ANC enter civil war, as branches slam party for “illegal” PEC

Of course, we knew there would be drama before the 54th ANC Elective Conference got underway. But Free State is going to war with itself, with branches accusing their local representatives of being ‘in contempt of court’. The feud has been brewing for a while, as numerous branches have objected to the length of time it has taken for a Provincial Elective Conference (PEC) to be organised. Sound confusing? That’s because it is. Why are Free State ANC in contempt of court? Thankfully, Hanno Bekker has helped us summarise what the main issues are. He’s the lead attorney representing the 26 clients who feel that last weekend’s PEC should not […]

ANC Conference Crisis: High Court ruling postpones Free State conference

ANC Conference Crisis: High Court ruling postpones Free State conference

With the ANC National Elective Conference now just a few weeks away, the party has been running around frantically trying to get itself organised. Getting to the December conference means branches all around SA have to have their own conferences and meeting to get in order. So far, that has been a huge problem. The latest Free State saga proves it. Earlier this week, the Free State ANC branches officially endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their overall candidate for President. The majority of the branches nominated Dlamini- Zuma and her camp but there were some cries of irregularities from Ramaphosa supporters. On Wednesday, the High Court in Bloemfontein ordered that the […]