A letter from a law firm to ANC Northern Cape chairperson Zamani Saul is the latest in a string of legal challenges mounted by ANC members in factional battles ahead of the party’s elective conference scheduled for December.
The group of ANC members do not acknowledge the legality of the party’s provincial executive committee (PEC) that was elected in May, when Saul rose to power.
Saul was elected unopposed after his predecessor and rival, the Northern Cape premier, Sylvia Lucas, shockingly declined nomination at the provincial conference in Colesberg. The rest of her slate also surprisingly turned down nomination.
The lawyers’ letter from Mabuza Attorneys makes it clear that Saul still faces internal challenges. His opponents are not happy that the province intends to convene “the Branch General Meeting for the Regional Conferences during October 2017” and “all Regional Conferences during the weekend of 10-12 November 2017”.