Concourt ruling puts Hlongwane matter to rest – Nafcoc

2015-02-14 11:21

Nafcoc has welcomed a Constitutional Court’s refusal of ousted president Joe Hlongwane’s application for leave to appeal.

“This effectively puts an end to the litigation relating to the parallel meeting of December 6 2012, at which the genuine executive committee of Nafcoc was purportedly removed from office and Hlongwane’s executive committee appointed,” said current president Lawrence Mavundla today.

Hlongwane had appealed to the Constitutional Court against a November decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal that effectively ousted him as president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc).

“What this means is that there is now no basis on which Hlongwane and his executive committee can continue to allege that they are the executive committee of the Nafcoc.”

This would amount to contempt of court, he said.

The Supreme Court of Appeal found that a meeting held in December 2012, during which Hlongwane was elected Nafcoc president, was “not lawfully convened”.

Following the SCA ruling, Mavundla pronounced himself the legitimate leader.

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