The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee must take bold decisions to sort its troublesome provinces including KwaZulu-Natal, a political commentator said on Friday.
The pending appeal on the province’s leadership case still causing conflicts. And postponement in the matter that was due to be heard by Supreme Court has enraged one of the factions.
Months after a ruling on the KwaZulu-Natal leadership matter, the case remains a serious issue of contention.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court’s decision was appealed by the former leaders in the province. But on the eve of the expected hearing by the Supreme Court- the case postponed.
The applicants in the initial case are displeased. They accused the former PEC of deliberately delaying the matter. They believe if the case is not concluded, the party cannot move forward.
Applicant Lawrence Dube says:”Remember when the decision to suspend the PEC was taken by the SG, it was that there was still a pending case. So it has serious bearing.”
However the ANCYL has defended the decision. There is also uncertainty as to whether the province will be able to hold it Provincial Conference as envisaged by May.
Sources say there remains a host of unresolved issues, including membership audits. But decisions rest with the NEC.
Political commentator Ronesh Dwaraj says:“We want to see the NEC of the ANC taking bold decisions and sorting problems especially in KwaZulu-Natal and Free State, they need to map a forward because the new president of the ANC has said that he wants them to get their act together and their house in order.”
The NEC is currently sitting in Cape Town. It not clear whether the KwaZulu-Natal matter will be discussed.