Disgruntled Free State ANC members prepare for court

2012-12-16 17:52

The six appellants who won their case in the Constitutional Court against the ANC Free State leadership are preparing to go back to court.

Mpho Ramakatsa, one of the successful appellants to the Constitutional Court said their legal team is sending a letter to the Mangaung conference, asking it to decide whether Free State delegates are allowed as voting delegates.

“We want this letter to be added to the agenda of the conference so that the delegates can make a decision. We are not happy with the National Executive Committee (NEC) decision to allow delegates from the Free State to participate,” he said.

This comes after the Constitutional Court had dissolved the Free State ANC’s leadership on Friday, following a flawed provincial leadership conference.

The NEC took a decision that all 20 delegates from the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) will not be allowed to attend the conference, but that the rest of the provincial delegates will be allowed to participate. A task team has also been appointed to arrange a new provincial conference.

Ramakatsa said they took a decision in principle that if the Free State delegates are allowed to participate they are going to decide when exactly to approach court.

“We feel that delegates can be allowed to attend, but not to participate because the very PEC that was declared unlawful presided over branch general meetings,” said Ramakatsa.

A member of the NEC who was involved in the Free State conference, which has been declared invalid by the Constitutional Court, told City Press even those who oversee the conference have their preferences.

“We are subjective, we all have our interests. When the president said ‘this is the best-run conference’ he was misled, because we told him everything was above board because it is in our interests to have certain people there.”

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