ANC hauled into court to dissolve Mpumalanga PEC

The court is also asked to stop the Mpumalanga branches from nominating candidates who must serve in the Mpumalanga legislature ahead of next year’s general elections.


A group of disgruntled ANC members is taking the ANC to court in order to have the Mpumalanga PEC dissolved.

In court papers, the group led by Caiphus Malomane says they want the Mpumalanga branches to not hold any BGMs and nominate candidates to legislature and Parliament until the issue of “normalising” branches has been resolved.

It is the so-called “bogus branches” issue.

The group had a meeting with the NEC as well as the Mpumalanga provincial working committee on 22 September 2018 and spoke about various issues, including the branch issues, and were now asking the court to stop branches from going ahead with BGMs until a report on the issue has been received.

They also want the Mpumalanga PEC dissolved and a provincial task team established.

The Mpumalanga high court is expected to hear the matter on 12 October 2018 and amongst the issues they bring before the court the group wants –



1.) All decisions and resolutions taken during the 2015 provincial congress that elected DD Mabuza as chairman for a third term be declared null and void.

2.) National secretary Ace Magashule to appoint an interim structure.

3.) That the establishment of the Bohlabela ANC region declared null and void.

The matter will be heard at 10h00 in Mbombela.

(edited by ZK)

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