ANC investigates Mpofu for cases against party

2012-12-14 09:54

The ANC is investigating the involvement of Advocate Dali Mpofu in a number of court cases involving party members taking the ANC to court, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has said.

Speaking at The New Age business breakfast at the President Hotel in Bloemfontein this morning, Mantashe said: “The strange thing of all these cases going to court is that they all have one advocate in common. It is a trend we are analysing and looking at.”

Mantashe said the party suspected there was a campaign against it, and that the same witnesses were being briefed in all the cases. “It is not spontaneous.”

The ANC is awaiting the outcome of the Constitutional Court case in which members of the party in the Free State took the leadership to court because they allege election processes had been rigged. Mpofu acted for the aggrieved Free State members in this case.

ANC head of policy and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said ANC members who take the party to court automatically expelled themselves.

Mantashe has denied that the nominations conferences leading up to Mangaung have been more violent than conferences in the past, saying there had been no fistfights.

He also said only two out of 12 nominations conferences were disrupted, which meant that most went well.

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