Free State ANC to discipline members
“We have taken this decision in Polokwane (in 2007) that if any member took the party to court they must be expelled,” provincial secretary William Bulwane said yesterday.
“But this would be contradicting the ANC constitution, so we will follow the processes in the constitution.”
Yesterday the Free State High Court dismissed the application by the six ANC members to have the June 22 conference annulled.
They wanted a court order stopping provincial leader Ace Magashule, who was re-elected at the conference, and his provincial executive committee (PEC), from working.
The six wanted an interdict against Magashule and the PEC, and the ANC to dissolve the Free State PEC and appoint an interim management structure.
The national ANC’s decision to accept and support the June Free State conference elections should also be put aside, they had asked the court.
A spokesperson for the group told the SABC: “Today the judge was very unfair because we have all the evidence … provided in terms of how the conference was rigged and we put it in front of the court.”