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ANC FS confident about elective conference

ANC FS confident about elective conference

After a high court ruled that certain ANC branches in the Free State convened unlawfully and ordered that they reconvene, the party says it aims to ensure that matters go smoothly over the next few days. The high court had found that 29 branches in four of the party’s districts in the province had met unlawfully and ordered that they reconvene. Provincial spokesperson, Thabo Meeko, said that branches began convening on Wednesday 6 December and they will do so until Saturday 9 December. This will give branches a few days to ensure that everything is in place ahead of the Provincial Elective Conference (PEC), which will be held in Parys […]

Onsekerheid oor VS ANC-kongres se toekoms

Onsekerheid oor VS ANC-kongres se toekoms

Onsekerheid oor of die ANC in die Vrystaat se provinsiale Verkiesingskongres die naweek sal voortgaan heers steeds, te midde van vrae oor die geldigheid van 29 Algemene Takvergaderings, wat volgens ‘n hofbevel herbelê moes word. Regsverteenwoordigers vir die ANC-lede wat die aansoek teen die takvergaderings gebring het, sê die hof sal more redes vir verlede week se besluit verskaf, en dit sal hul volgende stap bepaal. Die groep se prokureur, Hanno Bekker, sê daar moet ook gekyk word, of die takke in Thabo Mofutsanyana, Lejweleputswa, Mangaung en Gariep wat dié week hul vergaderings herbelê die regte prosedures gevolg het, en by die hof se bevele gehou het, voordat daar sekerheid […]

ANC se VS-kongres dalk nietig verklaar

ANC se VS-kongres dalk nietig verklaar

Die ink op die notule van die ANC se Vrystaatse provinsiale kongres eerskomende Sondag en Maandag in Parys gaan skaars droog wees, dan kan die hooggeregshof in Bloemfontein die kongres en alle besluite daarop nietig verklaar. Die 26 ondersteuners van Cyril Ramaphosa as nasionale leier van die ANC, wie se hofaansoek daarvoor verantwoordelik is dat dié kongres met ’n week uitgestel is, beplan vroeg in volgende week nog ’n aansoek in die hooggeregshof. Hulle gaan waarskynlik ook vra dat die afgevaardigdes van die meer as 300 ANC-takke in die provinsie na die nasionale konferensie op 16 Desember verbied moet word om dit by te woon. Hanno Bekker van Bekker-prokureurs in […]

Cyril- en NDZ-faksies in VS mik weer hof toe

Cyril- en NDZ-faksies in VS mik weer hof toe

Die messe word weer geslyp vir ’n volgende ronde in die Vrystaatse hooggeregshof tussen die ANC se twee faksies in die Vrystaat wat onderskeidelik Cyril Ramaphosa en dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as kandidate vir die land se presidentskap steun. Dié keer is die Vrystaatse afgevaardigdes wat die ANC se nasionale verkiesingskongres op 16 Desember wil bywoon die teiken. Uit ’n brief van Hanno Bekker van Bekker-prokureurs in Bloemfontein namens die Ramaphosa-ondersteuners aan die Moroka-prokureurs (wat die Dlamini-Zuma-ondersteuners verteenwoordig) blyk dit dat die hof gevra gaan word om al die Vrystaatse afgevaardigdes te verbied om die nasionale konferensie by te woon. As dié hofaksie slaag, kan dit Dlamini-Zuma se kanse vir die […]

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 […]

Free State ANC plans its next move following High Court ruling

Free State ANC plans its next move following High Court ruling

Today the Bloemfontein High Court has barred the The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State from holdings it’s elective conference this weekend. The court ruled that the party’s Free State provincial conference cannot go ahead as scheduled because branch general meetings held in four regions over the last four months were unconstitutional, and in breach of the ANC Constitution. Read: ‘Nothing untoward about ANC Free State’s provincial general council’ The Free State ANC has already been ordered by another court to hold its elective conference this weekend because the mandate of the provincial party’s leadership expired earlier this year. Thabo Meeko, Free State ANC spokesperson says despite logistical […]

ANC Free State Elective Conference: High Court Ruling Halt Proceedings

ANC Free State Elective Conference: High Court Ruling Halt Proceedings

The High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled that the ANC Free State elective conference, scheduled to take place on Friday, cannot go ahead until branch general meetings which have been declared unlawful and irregular are held in a lawful manner. The court said a number of branch general meetings that took place in the past couple of months were unlawful and should be held again and this time, in a lawful environment. So far, twenty-nine branch general meetings have been declared unlawful and irregular. Hanno Bekker, the attorney representing the 26 ANC members who brought the case‚ said there had to be a seven-day notice given before a branch general […]