Political desk: Ruling expected over Free State PEC

A court ruling is expected on the legitimacy of the African National Congress (ANC) leadership in the Free State on Wednesday.

Members of the party approached the Bloemfontein High Court in a bid to have the leadership dissolved and chairperson Ace Magashule removed. Political analyst Karima Brown says the if the court rules in favor of these members, this may affect Tuesday's general council where Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was officially elected for the position of ANC president.

READ: ANC member's lawyer confident they'll win case surrounding Free State legal woes

If those 26 ANC members win, then the nomination for Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma becomes a technicality, it is then null and void.

Karima Brown, political analyst

What is possible is that we will have a return to what we had in 2012 where the court ruled that the PEC was actually fraudulently put together...they might as a PEC sit out and of course lost their vote as a province but it also impacts the way that they are able to interact with delegates.

Karima Brown, political analyst

Click on the link below for more analysis from Karima Brown....


This article first appeared on 702 : Political desk: Ruling expected over Free State PEC


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
ANC member's lawyer confident they'll win case surrounding Free State legal woes

ANC member's lawyer confident they'll win case surrounding Free State legal woes

Hanno Bekker, attorneys who is representing one of the ANC members in the Free State says he is confident of a win.

"Moyane's conduct does not serve him, SARS or  Makwakwa"  - Yunus Carrim

"Moyane's conduct does not serve him, SARS or Makwakwa" - Yunus Carrim

Yunus Carrim, Chairperson of Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance speaks on SARS commissioner Tom Moyane testimony.

"We're seeing the divisions in the ANC caucus" - EWN Reporter

"We're seeing the divisions in the ANC caucus" - EWN Reporter

EWN Parliamentary Reporter Gaye Davis gives insights into Tuesday's Parliamentary debate on State Capture.

Free State ANC set to nominate preferred presidential candidate

Free State ANC set to nominate preferred presidential candidate

The provincial general council in the Free State is expected to nominate Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

Gwede Mantashe: We are going to that conference and we are ready for it

ANC General Secretary Gwede Mantashe talks about the state of the ANC ahead of the December elective conference.

SACP set to contest Metsimaholo by-election

SACP set to contest Metsimaholo by-election

The tripartite alliance will engage in a bid to win the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State.

Mbete says Zuma must finish term with dignity, refuses to be drawn on Fezeka

Mbete says Zuma must finish term with dignity, refuses to be drawn on Fezeka

National ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete said she didn't want to be "pressurised" to answer questions about Fezeka Kuzwayo.

Popular articles
Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

France exploring ways to assist City of Cape Town with water crisis

Xanthea Limberg says no formal agreement has been reached but it looks forward to talks and learning more from France.

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.