The North West High Court in Mahikeng has dismissed with costs an urgent application by aggrieved African National Congress (ANC) members who were seeking to declare the 9th ANC provincial conference unlawful.
The party members have served both the ANC’s National Executive Committee as well as the newly-elected provincial officials with court papers.
They were challenging the outcome of the provincial conference, whose legitimacy they are questioning.
According to the aggrieved members, there were irregularities at the provincial conference which was held in Rustenburg two weeks ago.
They wanted the court to interdict the second leg of the provincial conference to be held this coming weekend.
Reporter Tebogoi Phakedi updates from the court:
When served with papers earlier this week, the party’s Provincial Secretary Louis Diremelo said, “Yes indeed we have received those particular court papers and indeed we are going to respond to them accordingly. The ANC, even national headquarters, is taking those particular issues very serious.”
In a document of about 243 pages in possession of SABC News, the aggrieved members cited the ANC, the National Executive Committee of the party, the electoral committee, and all the five officials of the North West as respondents.
They wanted the court to declare the decision of the provincial conference null and void and that the five officials elected to be interdicted and restrained from performing any functions.