NEC to decide whether to appeal KZN ANC ruling

A special ANC NEC meeting today is expected to take a final decision to uphold or overturn the KZN ANC's decision to appeal the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling.

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JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) is expected to hold a special meeting today to make a final decision on a recent court ruling affecting its KwaZulu-Natal branch.

The NEC will decide whether it will uphold or overturn the KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s decision to appeal the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling, which declared the provincial party's 2015 elective conference unlawful.

Last week, some leaders said the provincial party didn't need the permission of the NEC to appeal the ruling.

After the meeting between the provincial leaders and the party's top six, it became clear that provincial leaders did need to get permission from the NEC on the way forward.

The special sitting will reflect on the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling.

The NEC also sits at a time when there are allegations that state resources are being used to fight political battles. This also comes amid political violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

It's understood these issues will also take centre stage during the special meeting.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)