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ANC stalwarts concerned about possible manipulation at elective conference

In a statement released on Monday, the stalwarts take issue with the fact that the internal issues of the party are argued in court.

FILE: ANC struggle stalwarts briefing the media. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts have expressed concern over a possible manipulation during the election process at the elective conference in December.

In a statement released on Monday, the stalwarts take issue with the fact that the internal issues of the party are argued in court.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court last week nullified the results of the party’s 2015 elective conference in KwaZulu-Natal.

In the North West, the party’s Bojanala regional conference was prevented from going ahead on Sunday following yet another court interdict.

In the Eastern Cape, the High Court in Mthatha will this week hear an application to nullify the 2015 OR Tambo regional conference.

The stalwarts have called on the ANC to review its internal democracy.

Stalwart Wally Serote said: “The ANC has shifted from democratic practices which it established historically over a period of time and which enabled it to defeat the apartheid system.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)