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KZN ANC: Court case relates to what happens in December

The Pietermaritzburg High Court found the decisions taken at the provincial conference held in 2015 were unlawful.

The ANC in KZN. Picture: Ziyanda Ncgobo/EWN.

DURBAN - The Kwazulu-Natal ANC leagues say the court case which saw the provincial executive disbanded is not about the conference held in 2015, but has more to do with who becomes the party’s next president this December.

The women’s and youth arms of the organisation held a briefing in Durban on Wednesday in response to the Pietermaritzburg High Court’s judgment which found the decisions taken at that conference unlawful.

The national ANC has since come out to say the KZN leadership should have first engaged with the NEC before announcing its intention to appeal.

KZN ANC youth league secretary Thanduxolo Sabela says the court case has never been about the legitimacy of the provincial elective conference, but more to do with the one that’s expected to take place in December.

“So how then do you think these comrades are contesting the provincial conference? These comrades are contesting national conference.”

Sabela says the decision to appeal the ruling is a mandate given to them by the branches.

"The PEC is appealing the decision. And we don’t need anybody’s permission, we don’t even need the NEC’s permission to appeal."

The ANC NEC is yet to respond both on how it plans to deal with the judgment on a political level and the defiance shown by the KZN province which says it will forge ahead with the appeal process.

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