On Tuesday, four disgruntled members of the ANC in the Free State filed an urgent court application to have the results of the party’s provincial conference, held earlier this week, set aside. The applicants have also asked the High Court in Bloemfontein to interdict delegates from the province from attending the ANC’s national conference, which is due to elect President Jacob Zuma’s successor. The four members have asked the court to hear the matter on an urgent basis on Thursday morning. This follows a High Court order that declared 29 branch general meetings (BGMs) unconstitutional and which also interdicted the provincial conference from taking place. However, the provincial executive committee (PEC) eventually pushed through and held the provincial conference on Sunday and Monday. The court order held that the provincial conference can only take place when all 29 BGMs have been re-run in a lawful way. The four party members say in the notice of motion, filed by Bekker Attorneys...

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