ANC Free State branch general meetings declared unlawful
Written by Keshia Jansen on November 29, 2017
The Bloemfontein High Court has delayed the provincial conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State, after declaring their branch general meetings unlawful.
According to Eyewitness News, several of these meetings were found to be unconstitutional, unlawful and irregular.
As a result, they have been declared invalid.
The High Court ruled: “It’s declared that the ANC bi-annual and branch general meetings conducted during the months of August, September, October and November 2017 in the Free State province were irregular, unlawful, unconstitutional or/and in breach of the ANC constitution.”
News24 reports that the judgement was not unanimous.
However, according to the majority vote, the elective conference that had been planned for this week will have to be postponed.
A second round of branch general meetings will therefore need to be held in order to proceed with the elective conference.