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Another legal showdown is looming between the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) and so-called rebels who took it to court. The committee may have won the support of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) in its bid to appeal against September’s judgment‚ but on Tuesday, the applicants — who represent 43 branches — said the fight was not over. They said they would not only challenge the appeal, but also wanted a provincial task team installed and the committee dissolved. Speaking on behalf of the applicants, Sthembiso Mshengu said they had made their intentions clear to the NEC in a meeting on Monday. He said the NEC promised to come back to them, but provided no timeframe. “It’s true that the NEC has relied on and used legal opinion‚ which has resulted in them condoning the application by the PEC,” he said. “Whether the NEC condones this is a separate issue. “We will challenge the appeal using legal terms and channels. We are not yielding on our resolve ...

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