Free State ANC Provincial Deputy Chairperson and former Mayor of Mangaung Thabo Manyoni says the court ruling calling off the province elective conference is a bitter sweet victory.
Manyoni did not attend Tuesday’s Provincial General Council that announced Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the Free State’s preferred candidate for president.
Manyoni says the court’s ruling on Wednesday is a call to all members of the ANC who are currently involved in acts of unconstitutionalities and may at the end be delegated to the National Conference to stop and isolate the few that are assisting Premier Ace Magashule to destroy the ANC further.
Manyoni’s absence at the PGC raised eye brows, but Premier Magashule brushed it off saying they’d resolved their differences.
Now Manyoni says they reject the bogus 24-hour notice PGC held in Parys on Tuesday and attended by some of the delegates representing branches that were nullified by the appeals committee of the NEC and disassociate themselves with all the decisions taken there.
He says they believe the actions of the respondents are enough to prove that they do not deserve to lead the ANC even for a moment.
Manyoni says it is painful and ironic that they celebrate justice executed by the courts in the internal matters of the ANC, which the ANC has the ability to deal with effectively.