Application to nullify ANC Eastern Cape PEC dismissed

GRAHAMSTOWN – The Grahamstown Highcourt on Tuesday dismissed an application by ANC members who wanted to nullify the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee results.

The application was dismissed with costs, but no reasons were given for the decision.

“The ANC Eastern Cape Conference application to nullify PEC election results was dismissed with costs by the Grahamstown Highcourt,” sources confirmed.

Eleven ANC members in the Eastern Cape filed a complaint and opened a case to challenge the outcome of the PEC, which named Oscar Mabuyane as the new ANC EC chairperson.

According to the complainants, the election results were marked by massive irregularities and therefore wanted the results to be declared “null and void.”

The conference was marred with violence as opposing factions attacked each other with chairs, steel rods, bottles and other harmful objects they came across, leaving nearly ten people injured in the process.

Officials say whilst other delegates were being treated after the chaotic incident, others were busy nominating new leaders inside the conference venue, a situation which further brought great uproar to outgoing Chairperson Phumulo Masualle and his allies who were not present at the time Mabuyane was elected.

Authorities believe that chances to further challenge the legitimacy of the new Provincial Executive Committee in court are high.

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