Disgruntled ANC members in the Eastern Cape are due to approach the High Court in Grahamstown on Tuesday in an attempt to nullify the recent provincial cabinet shake-up. The group will bring an urgent application next week in an attempt to block the reshuffle from being fully effected. On Thursday, premier Phumulo Masualle announced a reshuffle of his cabinet‚ which saw the axing of four MECs who supported his campaign for chairmanship leading up to 2017’s provincial elective conference. Late on Thursday members of the party‚ through Wikus van Rensburg Attorneys‚ demanded that the premier not go through with the reshuffle‚ claiming that the provincial executive committee (PEC) that mandated Masualle was not in good standing. In the letter‚ which was also copied to ANC secretary general Ace Magashule‚ the attorneys say they had been approached by "concerned" ANC members that were delegates at last year’s conference that ended in violence. The lawyers claim that the conference collaps...

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