Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

ANC’s NEC must disband Free State executive committee, member says

ANC’s NEC must disband Free State executive committee, member says

An African National Congress flag. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH/PHILLIP NOTHNAGEL An ANC member in the Free State has demanded that the ruling party’s national executive committee (NEC) disband the provincial executive committee (PEC), saying it is “no longer constitutionally mandated” to represent the province. If his demands are not adhered to by October 8, Lefa Mifi, from Dewetsdorp, has threatened court action. In a letter sent to the ANC’s national communications e-mail address, Bekker Attorneys — for Lefa Mifi — says the ANC constitution makes it clear that an elective conference should take place every four years. The last provincial conference was held in May 2013. It is understood that Mifi […]

Legal bid launched against Ace Magushule’s ‘illegal’ Free State PEC

Legal bid launched against Ace Magushule’s ‘illegal’ Free State PEC

The Free State PEC may find it difficult to vote for the ANC’s next group of leaders in December. A lawyer’s letter has now come to light confirming that the Free State provincial executive committee (PEC), under long-time chairperson and provincial premier Ace Magashule, is being challenged legally. The letter from Bekker Attorneys represents ANC member LS Mifi and states that the grace period by which a new provincial elective conference should have been held in the province expired on 11 August. ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe had earlier declared that the party’s national executive committee will not allowed provinces to hold elective conferences after 30 September (tomorrow), which means the Free […]