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Free State ANC PEC invalid - ConCourt

2012-12-14 10:50

Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court declared the ANC's Free State provincial elective conference invalid, in a judgment handed down in Johannesburg on Friday.

"The provincial elective conference of Free State province of the African National Congress held at Parys on 21-23 June 2012 and its decisions and resolutions are declared unlawful and invalid," the judgment said.

An appeal was brought by six Free State ANC members who challenged the validity of the PEC in court last month, claiming elections at branch level were irregular.

The party begins its conference on Sunday.

Comments
  • FarmerJoe - 2012-12-14 10:54

    cANCer on etolling judgement "respect courts" want to bet they shout a different tune??????

      lwazi.mgudu - 2012-12-14 11:06

      What next from here?

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2012-12-14 10:55

    And now what?

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2012-12-14 10:56

    Holding an elective confrence in the illegal town?

  • lulama - 2012-12-14 10:57

    Whatever, Zuma got this.

      FarmerJoe - 2012-12-14 11:00

      baaad sheeple cANCer can be beaten

  • didi.s.didi - 2012-12-14 10:58

    why this courts get thier nose in the ANC buisness???live ANC alone are they trying to prove something??

      henri.cloete - 2012-12-14 11:00

      Didi, it was ANC members that filed the appeal...

      percyferrao - 2012-12-14 11:01

      @didi Yes they are trying to prove that corruption and abuse of power by selfish, ignorant politicians is unacceptable! The ANC has no respect for the people of this country and no respect for the constitution they only care about filling their pockets with tax money!

      FarmerJoe - 2012-12-14 11:01

      this was brought before the courts by the cANCer !!! another enlightened sheeple bleats

      jay.reede - 2012-12-14 11:02

      Because ANC MEMEBERS themselves asked the court to get involved ... do you unerstand this ???

      JohannDuToit - 2012-12-14 11:03

      hahahaha it's ANC vs ANC... but you'd know that if the cANCer education system didnt fail you...

      juanita.nysschen - 2012-12-14 11:22

      "An appeal was brought by SIX FREE STATE ANC MEMBERS who challenged the validity of the PEC in court last month, claiming elections at branch level were irregular." OMW do you think "the court" wakes up one morning and decide let get our nose in the ANC business. LOL, seriously?

      george.vandermerwe3 - 2012-12-14 11:30

      Didi, the education system has failed you. Blame it on apartheid that you can't understand what's going on. Go to Mangaung, curse the courts for stickingtheir nose (sic) in the ANC business of invalid elections and vote for JZ. Meanwhile, I'll pray for a miracle, so that you can start to understand what is happening in Nkandlaland...

      Desilusionada - 2012-12-14 11:43

      Are you sure you know how to breathe? It is very clear that you were very far back in the queue when logic was dished out......

      hugo.lategan - 2012-12-14 12:39

      How long have they been trying to prove something?

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-14 12:43

      Didi, your ANC leaders must educated you about the separation of powers between the executive, parliament and the judiciary (courts). The executive makes laws, parliament passes those laws and the judiciary checks whether those laws are legally enforceable and are complied with, WHEN asked to as in this case. Hands off the courts boet neh

  • jay.reede - 2012-12-14 10:58

    They are really a bunch of clowns. It would be funny but these clowns are running this country (down).

  • davy.botha - 2012-12-14 11:01

    Ja ne by hook or by crook Zuma

  • fezile.somraba - 2012-12-14 11:01

    it is a vandication to those comrades who were consistent 2 say the PEC of the free state province doesn't represent them due 2 irregularities that occured during the provincial elective conference.Gwede mantashe as the general secretary of the anc should be ashamed of himself.the judgement by the constitutional court it's indication that victory is certain in mangaung.ppl must expect many surprises there.forwad with change forwad

  • Zweli Ngonyoza - 2012-12-14 11:01

    What's next now???

      jay.reede - 2012-12-14 11:05

      Hopefully the ANC will be declared invalid soon ;-)

      blue.spheric - 2012-12-14 11:06

      WELL ZWELI, whats next is the newly formed SANC...and I for one support them 100% because our current FS self helpers have been flying under the radar for long enough!!

      Simthembile Zembe - 2012-12-14 11:46

      Bloodshed is next. Some people will mourn very soon. I don't like or wish it happens. Sad truth.

  • mondli.botha.9 - 2012-12-14 11:04

    ConCourt judgement very nice, let's see and wait.

  • Tiyani - 2012-12-14 11:05

    Hahaha this is interesting!!! ANC of yesterday is gone.

  • donzamts25 - 2012-12-14 11:11

    It serves the ANC right. They should learn to work for the people and not against the people. This bulldozing of policy over its supporters is so unANC, that we grew up knowing. Blood is already on the walls before the conference starts. Should we be scared of what is going to come out on the other side of Mangaung?

  • more.pido - 2012-12-14 11:15

    magashule mr parys mst go nw.de highest court in de land hav hv spkng

      FarmerJoe - 2012-12-14 11:20

      would you like to buy a vowel?

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-14 11:15

    Heh heh. Now thats a snag. How many provices are there? Nine? So more than 10% are out and we have not even kicked off yet. Get your popcorn ready - this is going to be fun. The most corrupt and divided party are going to put on a little show for us all. I put my money on some real exiting rounds of boxing in Bloem!

  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-12-14 11:29

    Not a great a story, but indicative of leaders breaking known protocols simply because of self-first not the people. If this foreign trend continues in the ANC, the party will collapse. Very disappointed in the leadership of Ace whom I adored way back.

      george.vandermerwe3 - 2012-12-14 11:55

      Hi Siphiwo, what makes you say that this is a 'foreign trend' when we have seen at least two decades of growing corruption, nepotism, self-centredness and plain arrogance? Surely by now we can't call it 'foreign'? It's not the guys from Nigeria or 'the West' or anywhere else who started it here, surely? Or is Snabir Shaik, JZ and the thousands of others all influenced by a 'foreign' force?

  • molaetsi.mothusi - 2012-12-14 11:41

    Lol, bo comrade tsotsi.

  • jacques.walker.16 - 2012-12-14 11:44

    HAHAHA, I really can't wait for THE CONFERENCE. Got my beers ready and waiting to watch WWE wrestling/conference. Chairs flying,punches and more!

  • Simthembile Zembe - 2012-12-14 11:55

    Very interesting implosion. I like polotics. Their infighting must not affect the smooth running of government coz if it does,we will be like all other African countries. And will be an embarassment to the international community.

      george.vandermerwe3 - 2012-12-14 12:03

      Hi Simthembile, are we not there yet? I believe we are. And I'm embarassed by the failure of our education system, Marikana, Shabir Shaik, SAPS chiefs, Nkandla, corruption, nepotism, lies, cover-ups, pardons-for-friends, extravagance in hotels, air tickets, parties, fraud, and the total lack of concerted action against it. Aren't you?

      lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-14 12:10

      There are many African countries that are way ahead of us in the fight against corruption and quality education. We are starting to compare with Zim, although their education may still be better!

  • nokwanda.ngcobo.71 - 2012-12-14 11:56

    This are good news, this means the Ace chose only pro Zuma,we want to see who gona laugh last. Indeed there is lot of corruption in our movement, let's support change, viva cadre Montlathe viva

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-14 12:04

    NW is Next and then take Zuma to court to answer for 783 corruption charges.

  • ophokompe - 2012-12-14 12:05

    This is very good news those big headed anc nec must understand that their bulling tactics don't work. Especially mantashe and mthembu. Viva concourt viva

  • Mcpadden Sape - 2012-12-14 12:11

    North West facing the same problem.Its no more my country en my people comes first,but Corruption ya jesa!

  • mojay.mooi - 2012-12-14 12:13

    We are vibrant and robust , its too late , Magashule is undisputed, Ace our beloved leader,come mangaung we are going to vote for Umsholozi

  • smadingoaneng - 2012-12-14 12:26

    something really went wrong in free state PEC but G Mantashe went on to say those who took ANC to court have already expelt themselfs. I feel sorry for this truth fighters.

      issy.monar - 2012-12-14 12:32

      I just hope the ConCourt is not overturned,this predators must go.

  • mosesdamosh.kgotlagomang - 2012-12-14 12:31

    I am not sure what those people were trying to achieve..even if the conference is held again,they will still loose.how on earth does court gets involved in party politicking?what next?is the constitutional court again going to get its hands dirty when Msholozi is re-elected?don't they have better things to do?

      Alan - 2012-12-14 12:39

      Moses I am sure the courts have better things to do, but when an application is brought before them they are required to follow through with it. Not like tha ANC who would just ignore it if they could not make some money out of it

  • pucksonsibusiso.gumede - 2012-12-14 12:53

    I fail to understand how this ruling will benefit the so called disgruntled members as the party constitution makes it crystal clear that any member that takes the party to court will have expelled themselves from the party. The ANC must crack the whip on these power hungry members who drag the party into the abyss before it is too late

      isaac.digomo.5 - 2012-12-15 00:04

      Crime is crime. Regardless who cmmits it. Deal with it. Period

      paseka.khetsi - 2012-12-15 11:04

      The ANC,not Inkatha co-wrote the Constitution,it is bound by it.In matured denocracy,not in ,ulundi_Inkatha you dint get expelled for seeking justice in court if feel inside is bias.,go back where you belongmyou are not ANC material.

  • isaac.digomo.5 - 2012-12-15 00:06

    Ho! Ho! Hooooo! I saw it coming. Bullying cannot go on unchallenged 4eva

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