ANC KZN leadership dissolved by court

Judge Rishi Seegobin delivers the 1st judgment in the Pietermaritzburg High Court
Judge Rishi Seegobin delivers the 1st judgment in the Pietermaritzburg High Court
Image: Jackie Clausen

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee has been effectively dissolved by an order of the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

The judgment‚ handed down by Judge Rishi Seegobin‚ scrapped the elective process. Seegobin also granted the PEC leave to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. Seegobin said the PEC would remain dissolved‚ as per a previous judgment‚ until the appeal was filed.

A PEC member said they will be lodging an appeal on Friday before the start of the conference.

“The chairperson will go down to Bloemfontein today‚” he said.

The provincial leadership of the ANC had applied for leave to appeal a September ruling of the same court‚ which declared the elective conference held in 2015 null and void.

And as the PEC scrambled to appeal the ruling‚ the original applicants applied for an enforcement order‚ which successfully ran the standing PEC out of office.

The court ruling comes on the eve of the party’s national elective conference convened in Johannesburg this weekend.

 

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