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Anc Feud Heads To Court

Anc Feud Heads To Court

The fight for the heart of the ANC in the province will intensify this morning when party member Lefa Mifi approaches the court to intervene in the leadership debate. The battle lines have been drawn and those who want a new leadership say the current one should be disbanded. Mifi has called for the provincial executive committee PEC of the ANC to be disbanded by Saturday. He will file an urgent application with the Free State High Court to disband the committee, which he said had reached its sellby date in April. Through his lawyers, Bekker Attorneys, Mifi said the PEC mandate had expired. He demanded a task team be […]

Ace hof toe gevat oor hy steeds lyf ‘leier’ hou

Ace hof toe gevat oor hy steeds lyf ‘leier’ hou

Ace Magashule, premier van die Vrystaat en ook Vrystaatse provinsiale voorsitter van die ANC. Foto: Netwerk24 Ace Magashule, premier van die Vrystaat, moet ophou om voor te gee hy is steeds die wettig verkose leier van die ANC in die Vrystaat. Sy termyn het maande gelede reeds verstryk, sê lede van die ANC. Stukke is in die Vrystaatse hooggeregshof uitgereik waarin die mandaat van Magashule as leier en sy provinsiale uitvoerende komitee (PUK) deur ANC-lede beveg word. Hulle vra dat hul aansoek volgende Woensdag aangehoor word. Intussen is regsverteenwoordigers van ander ANC-lede besig met die opstel van nog só ’n aansoek. Mncedisi Bokwa van Bloemfontein en Lonwabo Dyi van Bethulie […]

ANC Free State member readies legal challenge

ANC Free State member readies legal challenge

As ANC top officials on Monday faced up to a deadline to nullify the newly elected leadership in the Eastern Cape, a party member in the Free State was preparing to approach the High Court in an urgent bid to have the provincial executive committee (PEC) disbanded. R-Int : Attorney : Hanno Bekker Mention: Secretary General : ANC : Gwede Mantashe R-Int : Spokesperson : ANC Free State : Thabo Meeka

ANC Free State member readies legal challenge

ANC Free State member readies legal challenge

As ANC top officials on Monday faced up to a deadline to nullify the newly elected leadership in the Eastern Cape, a party member in the Free State was preparing to approach the High Court in an urgent bid to have the provincial executive committee (PEC) disbanded. The ANC is facing court challenges on various fronts against the legitimacy of its structures a mere two months before its national elective conference in December. The ANC in the Free State has confirmed that its provincial congress will take place from December 1-3, as part of a High Court order handed down on Friday. ANC Free State spokesman Thabo Meeko said they […]

FS ANC won’t disband PEC

FS ANC won’t disband PEC

The Free State ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) – led by Chairperson Dr Ace Magashule – is left with two days to either disband the structure or face court action. A disgruntled ANC member in the Free State has given the party structure until Sunday to disband the PEC‚ failing which he will approach the High Court. Lefa Mifi sent a letter to Magashule calling the PEC an illegitimate structure and vowing to take legal action if the PEC is not disbanded by Sunday. In a letter drafted on 28 September, through Bekker Attorneys‚ Mifi states that the current term of the PEC should have lapsed on August 11. “Considering […]

Legal threat over Free State PEC legitimacy

Legal threat over Free State PEC legitimacy

A disgruntled ANC member in the Free State has given the party structure until the end of the week to disband the provincial executive committee‚ failing which he will approach the High Court. Lefa Mifi has sent a letter to current provincial chairperson Ace Magashule‚ calling the PEC an illegitimate structure and vowing to take legal action if the PEC has not been disbanded by Sunday‚ October 8. In a letter drafted on September 28 through Bekker Attorneys‚ Mifi states that the current term of the PEC should have lapsed on August 11. “Considering the 90-day grace period that is allowed‚ it should have been held by no later than […]

ANC divisions saddened over members talking party to courts

ANC divisions saddened over members talking party to courts

The MKMVA and the ANCWL say they are saddened by party members dragging the party before the courts. The associations say taking the party to courts tarnishes the party’s image terribly. Radio-Int : Chairperson : MKMVA : Kebby Maphatsoe Radio-Int : Deputy President : ANCWL : Sisi Ntombela Radio-Int : Secretary : ANCYL Free State : Reagan Booysen Mention: Moerane Commission : Moroka Attorneys : Bekker Attorneys

ANC’s NEC must disband Free State Executive Committee

ANC’s NEC must disband Free State Executive Committee

An ANC Member in the Free State has demanded that the ANC’s National Executive Committee disband the provincial executive committee 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. Interview: Lefa Mifi’s Attorney : Hanno Bekker Mention: Gwede Mantashe : ANC : Secretary General Source: Radio 702

Dlamini-Zuma’s Presidency Bid Suffers Severe Blow

Dlamini-Zuma’s Presidency Bid Suffers Severe Blow

Her voting powerhouse, the Free State, may fail to vote at the ANC national conference in December as it did not elect new leadership by August 11. The bid by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the next ANC president has been dealt a severe blow with her potential voting powerhouse, Free State, now in danger of being unable to attend the party elective national conference in December. President Jacob Zuma’s Free State strongman, Ace Magashule, and his entire provincial executive committee (PEC) are being challenged in court for overstaying their welcome as leaders in the province. Saturday Citizen yesterday obtained a lawyer’s letter to this effect. The letter, from Bekker Attorneys, […]

Free State ANC members seek clarity on PEC

Free State ANC members seek clarity on PEC

Stop making noises to defeat racism: Magashule. Free State ANC branch members wrote to party’s General Secretary Gwede Mantashe seeking clarity on the legality of the Current Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) led by Ace Magashule. The letter makes reference to the ANC’s Constitution amended and adopted at the 53rd National Conference, which stipulates that a conference must be held once in every four years. The letter further explains to Mantashe that it has been almost 6 months since the current PEC’s term has expired. “Mantashe, I respectfully direct this inquiry to your honourable self, as a Chief Administrative Revolutionary Custodian of our ANC Constitution and cogently because PECs are constitutionally […]