The ANC in the North West is to seek leave to appeal the ruling of the High Court in Mahikeng.

On Friday, the court declared ANC Bojanala regional conference invalid.

Tokyo Mataboge and 39 others wanted the court to set aside the outcome of the ANC’s September regional elective conference.

Part of their argument was that if the outcome were not set aside illegitimate delegates would attend the national elective conference which starts at Nasrec in Johannesburg on Saturday. They argued that illegitimate delegates from about 40 of the 154 branches in Bojanala which comprises of Rustenburg, Brits and Moretele attended the conference. However, outgoing Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe says the court ruling won’t negatively affect tomorrow’s conference.

“The North West it has nothing to do with conference. It has everything to do with the Bojanala regional conference. That regional conference has been nullified a number of BGM’s that were preparing for that regional conference have also been nullified but the beauty of it is that the bgm for the National Conference were organised separately. What we know is that if you nullify the process to the regional conference it will not automatically processes to the national conferences.”