Not so fast, ANC tells KZN of­fi­cials who want ap­peal

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW - By QAANITAH HUNTER

ANC KwaZulu-Na­tal lead­ers have been re­buked by the party’s top brass for an­nounc­ing their in­ten­tion to ap­peal against a court de­ci­sion that nul­li­fied their elec­tion.

In­sid­ers said the party’s top six lead­ers gave the pro­vin­cial work­ing com­mit­tee a dress­ing-down last Friday for mak­ing a de­ci­sion with­out Luthuli House’s ap­proval. A spe­cial na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee has been called for this Friday. It will give po­lit­i­cal di­rec­tion af­ter the High Court in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg ruled that the 2015 KwaZulu-Na­tal con­fer­ence, which elected the pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, was un­law­ful.

A source who at­tended last Friday’s meet­ing of the top six said the lead­ers were not im­pressed by the prov­ince’s re­ac­tion.

“[The top six] said the prov­ince jumped the gun on the ap­peal. The top six said: ‘You don’t de­cide, we de­cide,’ ” the in­sider said.

ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said Friday’s NEC meet­ing would de­cide the mat­ter. KZN chair­man Sihle Zikalala said he would not com­ment as the is­sue was be­fore the NEC.

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