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PEC court case involving Supra Mahumapelo struck off the roll

Mahumapelo had argued that the North West ANC leadership was targeted for ulterior motives and wanted the PEC to be reinstated.

FILE: Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The case involving former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo in the High Court in Johannesburg has been struck from the court roll, with the judge saying it’s not urgent.

Mahumapelo and the party’s members were in court on Friday afternoon, challenging the African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee (NEC)'s decision to disband the provincial executive committee (PEC).

Mahumapelo had argued that the North West ANC leadership was targeted for ulterior motives and wanted the PEC to be reinstated.

The leadership structure was dissolved with the national executive committee arguing that the party was divided in the province and its structures dysfunctional.

But the ANC members wanted the court to declare that decision as invalid, unlawful and irrational.

Judge Seun Moshishi delivered the ruling: “The matter is struck off the roll for lack of urgency with costs. Such costs, I’ll include the costs consequent upon the employment of two councils.”

At the same time, the High Court in Johannesburg has accused Mahumapelo and disgruntled ANC members of abusing court processes and flouting the rules of the court with their urgent application.

In fact, he is not impressed with how Mahumapelo and co brought about their application.

“The manner in which the applicants prosecuted this application amounted to an abuse of a court process and flouting the rules of court.”

He says he expected them to approach the court timeously and presented the matter procedurally correct and proper.