We welcome today’s (12 December 2017) court judgement against the disgruntled group’s application to nullify the ANC 8th Provincial Conference outcomes at the Grahamstown High Court as it once again, affirms the right of the African National Congress to determine its own conferences, procedures and proceedings in terms of its Constitution without interference.
The application was frivolous, as it essentially sought to ask the Court to grant them the carte blanche right to disrupt our preparations for the 54th National Conference.
We have always been of a belief that such an argument by applicants was both nonsensical and unsound.
The applicants case was an attempt to cajole the judiciary into being party to their unconstitutional and silly decision not to recognize and accept the ANC Eastern Cape 8th Provincial Conference outcomes.
The ANC is relieved not only for its own sake but for the multitudes of Eastern Cape people, represented by religious fraternity ,traditional and business leaders and in particular the poor and the downtrodden who look to our movement for the progress ,stability and harmony of our Province for solution of triple challenges besetting them.
This court ruling teaches members of the ANC to refuse any temptations of taking ANC matters to court when there are internal remedies within the organization to explore.
The judgement will strengthen the ANC’s resolve to work for the unity and cohesion of the Province, build stronger and coherent structures and ensure the Provincial Government and all elements of state are held accountable by the public and the ANC for their performance of public duty.
Any attempt to seek public sympathy from these matters by resorting to unnecessary court challenges is mischievous.
The judgement affirms the correctness of our processes leading to the 8th Provincial Conference and conference proceedings.
Indeed, our judiciary ought to remain guarded at all times against attempts by some individuals to exploit the courts in their attempts to erode democratic practices of our glorious movement.
This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Secretary ,Comrade Lulama Ngcukayitobi
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