Daily Archives: November 30, 2017

ANC-takvergaderings ‘onwettig en onreëlmatig’

ANC-takvergaderings ‘onwettig en onreëlmatig’

Die ANC Vroueliga (ANCVL) in die Vrystaat het gesê hulle het “met teleurstelling” kennis geneem van die uitspraak van die hooggeregshof in Bloemfontein dat 29 algemene takvergaderings onwettig en onreëlmatig gehou is. Die hof het Woensdag uitspraak gelewer dat die ANC se provinsiale verkiesingskongres wat van 1 tot 3 Desember gehou sou word, nie gehou kan word nie tot dat dié takvergaderings weer op ‘n wettige manier gehou word, in lyn met die grondwet van die ANC. Die besluite wat dus vroeër tydens die 29 takvergaderings geneem is, is deur die hof nietig verklaar. Die ANCVL het gesê hulle het tekens gesien dat die party dalk geïnfiltreer is deur fanatici […]

FS ANC stopped in its tracks

FS ANC stopped in its tracks

The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC in the Free State has been stopped in its tracks by a ruling in the Free State High Court. This follows an urgent application brought against the party, which succeeded in court yesterday. A group of ANC members filed an urgent application asking for Branch General Meetings (BGMs) to be declared illegal and for the ANC PEC to be dissolved. This was the third application of its kind against the party and the second time the group had approached the court. Their first application was dismissed on technical points. Yesterday the group’s legal representative, Hanno Bekker, said this meant that the ANC’s […]

ANC Women’s League unhappy with Bloemfontein court ruling

ANC Women’s League unhappy with Bloemfontein court ruling

The league says there are signs that the ANC ‘might have been infiltrated by the fanatics of lawfare who run to courts whenever they get defeated through internal processes’. The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) in the Free State said it has “noted with disappointment” the Bloemfontein High Court ruling that found that 29 branch general meetings were unlawful and irregular. The court ruling on Wednesday read in part: “The provincial conference of ANC Free State scheduled for 1 to 3 December 2017 will be a nullity and cannot be held until the aforesaid meetings have been held in a lawful manner and in accordance with the constitution of the ANC.” Responding […]

Dlamini-Zuma’s Free State victory in doubt

Dlamini-Zuma’s Free State victory in doubt

Thabo Manyoni, the deputy chairman of the ANC in the Free State, has indicated that the outcome of the provincial general council in which Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was nominated for the position of president could be challenged. Manyoni welcomed on Wednesday the outcome of a court battle in Bloemfontein in which 29 branch general meetings were declared unlawful, irregular and unconstitutional. The court ordered that the provincial conference, at which Manyoni was set to oppose longstanding ANC Free State chairman Ace Magashule at the weekend, be postponed until the meetings had been rerun. Manyoni and his supporters did not attend Tuesday’s provincial general council in Parys. “We reject in the strongest […]