Oscar Mabuyane confident he will win legal challenge against his appointment

After a chaotic African National Congress (ANC) Eastern Cape Elective Conference, the newly elected Provincial Executive Council faces a legal challenge.

Oscar Mabuyane was successful in his bid to be elected as the party's new chairperson, but disgruntled ANC officials are challenging the outcome of the party's provincial elective conference held at the weekend.

He won with 935 votes as opposed to the 7 votes for the incumbent chair Phumulo Masualle.

Those opposed to Mabuyane's election have filed papers in the East London High Court to have the results nullified.

Judgment is expected on Monday morning.

Mabuyane says he is confident that he will win the case,

We don't have to be worried, we have done everything above board, we have complied with the ANC constitution.

Oscar Mabuyane, ANC Eastern Cape chairperson

He has condemned the violence that erupted on Saturday night.

It is quite a regrettable situation, it should not have taken place, we wish those comrades that were injured a speedy recovery. It was a question of a deliberate attempt to make sure the conference doesn't take place.

Oscar Mabuyane, ANC Eastern Cape chairperson

Mabuyane says there was knowledge of an interdict against the outcome of the conference before proceedings.

We had been hearing that, we knew before that the interdict was there.

Oscar Mabuyane, ANC Eastern Cape chairperson

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Meanwhile Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga says the weekend's events might signal plans for to interdict the national conference in December.

Some might already be planning a scenario where they may want to interdict the conference in December of even dispute the result.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

What we are seeing here is that ANC members are no longer willing to use their own internal dialogue structures to resolve conflict, they resort to going to the court because they do not trust their own internal processes.

Ralph Mathekga, political analyst

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