The ANC in the Eastern Cape has lost a court battle after challenging the elective conference held over the weekend.
Those members opposed to the newly elected chairperson Oscar Mabuyane filed an interdict to have the conference results nullified.
He won with 935 votes as opposed to the 7 votes for the incumbent chair Phumulo Masualle.
EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie le Roux says Judge Belinda Hartley struck the matter off the roll, saying some of the filed documents were faulty and that the application did not allow enough time for the respondent to give a reasonable response.
She said because the conference has been concluded she doesn't deem that application to be of an urgent nature and that's why she decided to strike it off the roll.— Ilze-Marie le Roux, EWN reporter
The application was struck off the roll with costs to the applicant, reports le Roux but Judge Hartley said that they can appeal the ruling.
She advised the applicants to amend their documents if they decide to go ahead with the appeal of the ruling.— Ilze-Marie le Roux, EWN reporter
Le Roux also spoke about the chaos that broke in the early hours of Sunday morning where several people were taken to hospital after sustaining injuries.
Tensions really escalated on Sunday morning. The visuals making rounds on social media showing chairs flying everywhere, people throwing punches and in the aftermath of that we saw bloodied photos of delegates.— Ilze-Marie le Roux, EWN reporter
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned what played out on Sunday morning saying this is not how they expect ANC members to act. He has called on the new members of the PEC in the Eastern cape to find a way to unite the party.— Ilze-Marie le Roux, EWN reporter
Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the path to the December Elective Conference seems to be a tough one for the ANC given the challenges that are facing the currently facing the party.
The ANC is experiencing some form of internal mutiny in the sense that its process are not able to hold in the way that commands respectability and authority.— Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst
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