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Court to determine legitimacy of KZN ANC leadership

Several branches of the party are calling for the 2015 elective conference to be nullified and the current executive committee to be dissolved.

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DURBAN – The High Court in Pietermaritzburg will on Wednesday morning start proceedings to determine whether the KwaZulu-Natal African National Congress provincial leadership has been legitimately elected into power.

Several branches of the party are calling for the 2015 elective conference to be nullified and the current executive committee to be dissolved.

The outcomes of the court case could directly impact on the strength of the KZN delegation ahead of the national conference in December where a new leader will be elected.

After the hotly contested 2015 KZN provincial elective conference which saw Senzo Mchunu being ousted as a chairperson, some African National Congress (ANC) branches have hit back calling for the results to be nullified.

The ANC rebels claim that the gathering was not democratic because the delegates who attended had not been elected by the branches.

They allege that there was a manipulation of the provincial voters roll.

But current provincial secretary Super Zuma says they are ready.

The court is also expected to hear details of how the incumbent leadership allegedly violated the ANC constitution in order to be elected into power.

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