ANC Free State to defend court challenge

Free State Provincial Secreatry. William Bulwane. Picture: Facebook

The ANC Free State provincial secretary William Bulwane says the party will leave no stone unturned in defending the organisation.

Bulwane said this amid the court filing by the party’s disgruntled members to challenge the legality of the elective conference, which saw the re-election of Ace Magashule as provincial chair last night.

The provincial secretary said the organisation had adhered to the court order and had re-run all the 29 branches except one branch in Virginia which did not quorate.

“We have re-run all the 29 branches as the court ordered. There’s only one branch that did not seat because it did not meet quorum,” he said.

Bulwane also said the province attendance at the upcoming 54th national congress will not be interrupted, adding that the province’s final destination was Nasrec.

However, in the fresh court papers, the disgruntled members are seeking the court to declare the conference null and void, find the Provincial Executive Committee(PEC) to be in contempt of court also to interdict all provincial delegates from attending the national conference.

Among other things, the members are also alleging that 32% of branches have lodged a dispute.

Meanwhile, the court date is expected to be on Thursday, December 14.

-Sipho Jack