Judgment in the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leadership case has been reserved by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Mzwanele Nyhontso, who’s the leader of a faction of the PAC, wants to be pronounced as the legitimate leader.
Narius Moloto – who’s a leader of another faction – is adamant that he is the PAC president. The IEC recently announced that Nyhontso was the legitimate leader of the PAC and that decision is being appealed in the courts by Moloto. Judge Keitumetse Mahlangu has heard arguments from the legal teams of both factions.
“The judgment will be reserved or rather is reserved. Once it has been done, it will be sent to you by email and it will also be uploaded case line. Thank you so much my lady…thank you so much, I’d like to thank you very much.”
In 2019, Moloto said he will appeal against the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) decision to recognise the leader of one of the two factions of the party. This after IEC CEO Sy Mamabolo told SABC News that they had acknowledged Mzwanele Nyhontso as the legitimate leader of the PAC.
Moloto said the IEC’s decision was one-sided.
He lashed out at the IEC saying its decision is totally unacceptable.