Phosa wants Mabuza to explain Unity candidate… in court

He says the Mpumalanga ANC is breaking party rules for not nominating anybody.


ANC presidential contender Mathews Phosa is filing court papers to have the Mpumalanga ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) dissolved.

He says the PEC violated party rules when it cajoled branches into nominating nobody during BGMs.

“The nomination guidelines are clear that a person with a name and surname must be nominated,” Phosa’s campaign organiser  Ronnie Malomane said .

“Mabuza and the PEC misled the branches and we want the PEC to be disbanded,” he said.

He said they also want the court to declare the nomination processes that took place as lodged disputes were not attended to by the PEC and NEC.

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“We want the nomination process to be re-run because 35 branches lodged disputes and there was no report-back,” Malomane said.



On Friday, the ANC in Mpumalanga pronounced Unity for all the positions in the top 6 after this particular candidate received 223 nominations for the position of president against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 117 and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s 123.

Though Dlamini-Zuma was announced as the winner for the nomination of president for her narrow defeat of Ramaphosa, provincial leader DD Mabuza said the province’s stance is Unity over any other contestant.

“Unity has won,” he said after the provincial general council had concluded at the Mbombela stadium on Friday evening.

Mandla Ndlovu, the ANC secretary, said it was fine if Phosa is taking them to court.

“It’s up to them. They can go to court and we’ll defend,” he said.

(edited by MLM)

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