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THE African National Congress yesterday denied that its North West provincial leadership structure had been disbanded.
"The NEC of the ANC made no decision regarding the provincial executive committee (PEC) of the North West," said spokesperson Jessie Duarte.
She said the ANC national executive committee visited various regions in the North West recently. This was to discuss the state of the organisation with membership and review the results of the 2009 elections.
The SABC yesterday reported that the ANC's North West PEC was disbanded amid accusations that it was fraudulently elected at a conference in Sun City last year.
An insider in North West said the PEC was disbanded because it was felt that it was illegally elected during the provincial congress held at Sun City last year.
Those voted into power were accused of bringing "fake" delegates who have voted them into power.
North West has been a thorn in the ANC's side since last year when the loyalties of party members became divided between Jacob Zuma and former president Thabo Mbeki supporters, who are now seen to be supporting the newly-formed Cope.
Duarte said yesterday that only the NEC had the powers to disband any of the party's structures.