ANC structures are increasingly turning to the courts to settle political scores and moving away from the internal structures through which it prefers to resolve disputes, as the leadership contest gathers pace. On Sunday another court battle loomed as disgruntled delegates in the Eastern Cape filed a court application to nullify the weekend’s provincial executive committee (PEC). eNCA reported that the delegates were questioning the validity of the conference after violence broke out in the early hours of Sunday. Oscar Mabuyane took over the reins of the province with a resounding majority over former ANC chairman Phumulo Masualle. Mabuyane told the broadcaster that he had signed responding court papers, saying the matter will be heard in the East London Magistrate’s Court. Zizi Kodwa, ANC spokesman and national executive committee deployee to the province, said that they had taken time to clean up credentials, as they knew that "everything is litigious". "When we go to court, we m...

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