More troubles for ANC KZN leadership
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:50:06
Efforts are afoot to oust the current leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal.
Five ANC members from different branches are taking their party to court. They want the Pietermaritzburg High Court to nullify decisions of its 2015 provincial conference.
There are 39 respondents, including provincial Chair Sihle Zikalala and his deputy, Willies Mchunu.
Mchunu is the province’s premier.
The ANC and the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa have also been cited.
The applicants want the court to declare the resolutions of the 2015 conference invalid and unlawful. They also want the elections that took place during the conference set aside.
Since the conference in 2015, a faction of the ANC has claimed the conference was rigged. But that allegation has been vehemently denied by the ANC.
On the court issue, the ANC has reserved its response.
A few branch members are expected to support the application as ‘friends of the court’.