This, despite their recent meeting with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). The group last week called on Luthuli House to investigate leaders who authorised the conference. The group’s Isaac Moroe told OFM News the conference undermined the ruling of the court and denied ANC members who are not former Provincial Chair Ace Magashule supporters, from being elected constitutionally. He says although they thus far agreed with the NEC that there is a high need for renewed dialogue and unity, they still do not acknowledge the newly elected provincial structure and will continue supporting measures to disband it…
This, after the party went ahead with its 8th provincial conference after the last one, which was held last year December in Magashule’s hometown, was declared null and void. The Free State High Court previously found that 14 branches that took part in the December conference had not been constituted properly and had to be re-run before an elective conference could convene.
At this stage, the ANC in the Free State is led by Chairperson Sam Mashinini, secondly by his deputy, William Bulwane. Former PTT convenor, Paseka Nompondo, is Secretary-General, while Legislature Speaker Mamiki Qabathe serves as Deputy Secretary-General and Premier Sisi Ntombela as the Provincial Treasurer.
KATLEHO MORAPELA / OFM News