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Free State ANC fight goes to ConCourt

2012-11-19 21:40

Bloemfontein - The Constitutional Court will hear an urgent appeal by six ANC members on Tuesday to have the party’s Free State elective conference declared null and void.

The members want the Constitutional Court to consider the Free State High Court’s refusal to hear the merits of the case, in which it was alleged that the provincial executive committee (PEC) of the Free State African National Congress had not been properly elected.

The High Court had dismissed the group's application with costs.

The group had wanted a court order to stop provincial ANC leader Ace Magashule, who was re-elected at the 22 June conference, and his provincial executive committee (PEC), from working.

It wanted the court to order the ANC to dissolve the Free State PEC and to appoint an interim management structure.

The national ANC's decision to accept and support the conference election results should also be put aside.

The high court held that the publication of the six members' notice of application in the press was irregular and materially defective.

Court papers had also not been properly served on 24 of the 26 respondents and the members had failed to join the branch executive committees of the ANC in the Free State in the application.

The six members contend in papers at the Constitutional Court that the High Court's reasons were not sufficient for it to deny them the right to have the merits of the case heard.

Magashule and the PEC support the High Court's decision.

Comments
  • godfrey.welman - 2012-11-19 21:52

    Only in the ANC...like Local Election, just vote ANC we sort it out afterwards.

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 06:48

      Jeff Radebe will see to it that this case gets TOSSED OUT!!!!! Under the Zuma regime, the Justice System REPORTS to JEFF RADEBE... Independant Justice SYstem went out the window back in 2009.... when the Bastard took over the reigns from Motlanthe!!!!!

  • tw2066 - 2012-11-19 22:19

    Hahaha Even the ANC wants to screw the ANC. What happened in exile girls?? No courts so the guy with biggest mouth won?? Or in Zippers case the one with most escapades .... Ja??

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 06:48

      Most GUNS....

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-20 07:49

      Loads of in-fighting! The one stabbing the other in the back and so it goes on and on.........

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-20 07:52

      Loads of in-fighting! Just the one stabbing the other in the back and so it goes on and on......

      sean.carbutt - 2012-11-20 08:41

      It's actually quite funny, like watching a comedy show. We just have to buy some popcorn, sit back and wait for the predictable plot to unfold. The beauty of this is that we, the non cANCer suppporters don't have to do a thing, the cANCer will destroy itself.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-19 22:25

    ha ha ha... what is free & fair with this crowd??? its hilarious!! the circus continues....

      debduplessis - 2012-11-19 22:27

      all just like spoilt brats in a supermarket crying cos they never got the sweetie mummy wouldn't buy!

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-11-19 22:35

    Thats good, i personally support u`re motion of fighting these uncostitutional re-election of leaders in free state.

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 06:49

      "VOTES WILL BE RE-COUNTED, UNTIL THE RIGHT MAN WINS"!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAA!

  • wayne.faulds - 2012-11-20 07:21

    No comrades, the ANC is not divided. Ok, go on, pull the other one........

  • braamc - 2012-11-20 07:58

    We want the entire criminal thieving ANC government declared nil and void

  • DJPotifar - 2012-11-20 07:59

    Good! Let the monster devour itself from within!

  • jaburonnie.jabu - 2012-11-20 11:32

    how can this poeple service our nation while they are busy in courts fighting for position instead of fighting corruption and service delivery and killing of poeple who are fighting for their right in mines and cape town

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