ANC 2017 Elective Conference

ANC locked in litigation battles ahead of its national conference

Political Analyst, Lukhona Mnguni speaks to CapeTalk's John Maytham about the upcoming ANC elective Conference to be held in Nasrec, Johannesburg, this weekend.

With just a few days before the conference, some of the ANC led provinces are yet to resolve their conflicts and are currently locked in litigation battles.

On Tuesday, the High Court in Grahamstown dismissed a bid to nullify the Eastern Cape’s provincial congress.

On the other hand, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is also seeking to appeal a ruling over the legitimacy of its provincial conference.

And in the Free State, a dispute over whether about 24 branch meetings were properly constituted is expected to be heard in the Bloemfontein High Court this week.

Read: Court rejects bid to nullify EC ANC conference, but pending legal cases remain

In KwaZulu-Natal the issue is around the Provincial Executive committee. It doesn't affect the branches and the work that has been done by the PEC. Even if in the eve of the conference the court says it is not willing to grant the leave to appeal, still it won't affect the delegation.

Lukhona Mnguni, Political analyst

The most interesting is the one in the Free State because the application put before the courts seek to say we want to interdict the entire delegation of the Free State from going to conference. It's a bizarre move... they are now claiming about 100 branches that have not properly been done.

Lukhona Mnguni, Political analyst

It does seem as if the court's time is being taken advantage of or borderline abuse... All of this points to the disintegration of internal capacity of the ANC to deal with its own problems.

Lukhona Mnguni, Political analyst

To hear more analysis of the ANC conference by Lukhona Mnguni, listen below:


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