#ANC54: 'Party officials barred by courts will not vote'

#ANC54: 'Party officials barred by courts will not vote'

"The decision taken there is that the Free State, KZN and Bojanala [region in the North West], all the structures that are nullified will not be voting delegates at conference", Mantashe said.

Delegates have started streaming into Nasrec in Soweto where the ANC's elective conference is scheduled to take place.

He said the NEC has decided all disputes will be discussed by the new leadership after the conference.

"If it nullifies the PEC, it will only impact on the 27 PEC members, not delegates", he said at a press briefing on the party's state of readiness for the national conference.

Bojanala, the biggest region in the North-West, was firmly behind presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


On the same day‚ the Bloemfontein High Court ruled that the ANC Free State provincial conference held earlier this week was invalid.

He said that despite the legal set back‚ they were confident of Dlamini-Zuma's numbers. The ruling declared null and void the reelection of Ace Magashule as provincial chairperson.

It's understood registration is still underway at the University of Johannesburg and it's unclear if the ANC will wait for those registrations to be done before they can start with the conference as some of those delegates will be needed to go through the credential process.

The court also ruled that the decisions of branch meetings held during October to November 2017, for the goal of electing delegated to the national conference were irregular, invalid and unconstitutional and were set aside.

The total delegates, and therefore votes, affected could amount to 100.

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