Get your house in order, judge tells ANC

2012-10-25 11:54

The ANC should get its house in order, Free State High Court judge MH Rampai said today before dismissing a court application by six disgruntled ANC members – to have the Free State ANC’s executive committee dissolved – with cost.

Rampai, who started his judgment by saying it was a sad day for the ANC, dismissed the application based on four technical points:

» The incomplete serving of papers on 24 of the 26 respondents in the case.
» That the publication of a notice of motion by the applicants in the press was procedurally flawed.
» That the applicants had failed to add the branch executive committee – “the fundamental structure and nucleus of the ANC” – or to cite and serve the chairpersons of at least those branches accused of manipulating the list of delegates to the provincial conference.
» The applicants prematurely launched the application for a judicial review of a decision before it was taken.

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