Victory in court against the ANC’s provincial leadership

Cllr Lawrence Dube says the NEC should disband itself to avoid embarrassment.

COUNCILLOR Lawrence Dube says that detractors who have called those that supported his cause, “counter-revolutionaries,” and, “an Mchunu-rented crowd from rural KwaZulu-Natal,” for backing Senzo Mchunu, are only fuelling their fire.

A group of ANC members, including Cllr Dube, recently won their court case to scrap KZN’s 2015 Provincial Elective Conference, saying it had been rigged.

Councillor Dube explained that there were certain irregularities that led up to the elections, including the illegal voiding of some memberships and the fabricating of others.

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“There were irregularities before our branch general meeting where we were set to elect delegates for the provincial conference and to nominate leadership,” said Cllr Dube.

He explained that issues of membership manipulation and bogus memberships had reached an all time high and that something had to be done.

Cllr Dube said that they are waiting to see whether there will be an appeal or not and that will further determine whether the provincial committee will be dissolved.

Should this happen, a task team would have to be appointed to ensure that things continue to run smoothly in the province.

“The NEC needs to save itself from embarrassment and disband while it is given the chance to,” said Cllr Dube who went on to explain that the elected task team would then ensure that there is another conference.

He also explained how he felt that there had been peace in the province during Senzo’s time and that everything was in tatters now.

Despite these issues, Cllr Dube said that he is not even dreaming of leaving the party.

“I cannot leave! We have to fix things. If you are a mother of a home you cannot just up and leave because your children are unruly,” he said.

On how this will affect who they vote for in the coming presidential elections, Cllr Dube said that it was no secret that he and the ANC members who contested the conference would be standing behind Cyril Ramaphosa.

“He has integrity, is intelligent and has so far proven himself to be a good leader. Remember, this is a man who was present at the drafting up of the constitution,” said Cllr Dube.

Sine Thwala

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