The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has disbanded ANC KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) following the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling earlier this month.
Last week, the ANC NEC, said while it respects the judgement of the full bench of judges of the Pietermaritzburg High Court in the matter involving two ANC factions in KwaZulu-Natal, the top structure of the governing party is still getting legal advice on how to navigate on the case.
“The NEC has full confidence in the judiciary and accepts the judgment of the full bench of the Pietermaritzburg High Court in the matter ‘Dube and Others versus Zikalala and Others’ in relation to the 2015 ANC KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Conference,” ANC Secretary General Mantashe told reporters in Pretoria.
“The NEC however felt there was a need for further consultation with legal counsel to gain greater clarity on the decision of the court as it deals with Rule 17(2)(1) of the ANC constitution and further engage the possibility of success in appealing the judgement.”
According to our source, the ANC NEC has resolved to disband the PEC in KZN and will institute a Provincial Task Team (PTT) that would prepare branches for the National Conference in December.
In the 2015 conference, then ANC provincial chairperson Senzo Mchunu, was defeated by then provincial secretary, incumbent chairperson Sihle Zikalala and it paved the way for Mchunu’s subsequent removal as KZN Premier in 2016. Some MECs were also removed along with Mchunu in what was seen as purge.
ANC KZN spokesperson could not be reached for comment.
This is a developing story…