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ANC NEC seeks legal counsel on KZN leadership ruling

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says that they will spend the next three days seeking legal counsel about an issue they have with some part of the judgment.

FILE: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s national executive committee (NEC) has decided to seek legal counsel first before deciding on whether to dissolve the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee (PEC) or appeal the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling declaring the provincial party's 2015 elective conference unlawful.

The special NEC meeting was expected to take a final decision to uphold or overturn the KZN ANC's decision to appeal the ruling.

The party's secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says that they will spend the next three days seeking legal counsel about an issue they have with some part of the judgment.

Mantashe says they will make their decision after three days.

"The NEC, however, felt that there was a need for further consultation with legal counsel to gain better clarity on the decision of the court as it deals with rule 7.2.1 of the SA Constitution and further engage the possibility of success in appealing the judgment."

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