Thursday 22 April 2021, 10:45am/ Mandla Nkosi
Free State ANC Executive committee:image supplied
Bloemfontein – The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State has defied the party’s Top officials and national working committee (NWC).
The ANC in Free State has filed court papers in the Constitutional Court in a bid to appeal last month’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement, which declared its 2018 provincial elective conference unconstitutional and unlawful.
The PEC wants the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), judgement which found that the 2018 election of the PEC was unlawful and unconstitutional set aside with costs.
The move by the provincial leadership appears to be in defiance of the ANC’s top officials and national working committee’s (NWC) instruction for a political solution to be found following the court’s ruling, with ANC veteran Kgalema Motlanthe tasked to lead the talks.
Last week, the NWC said it had told the province to find a political solution, with former deputy ANC president, Kgalema Motlanthe, expected to lead the talks.
The Insider has seen the notice of motion, with both the Free State PEC, represented by Secretary Genera Ace Magashule and the executive committee of the ANC listed as applicants.