An eleventh hour bid to halt the ANC KwaZulu-Natal conference from going ahead on Thursday was unsuccessful after the High Court in Pietermaritzburg dismissed an application from six disgruntled party members. The six claimed that not enough time was given before holding the conference and that their grievances had not been attended to. The group approached the court on Thursday afternoon as delegates were converging in Durban for the long-awaited conference. The group was believed to be from the Moses Mabhida region, which is the province’s third-biggest region. This is the second time in almost two months that the provincial elective conference has faced a court challenge. The ANC has been battling to keep its members from approaching the courts to deal with internal party matters and prevent provincial conferences from going ahead. Five of the ANC’s provinces have faced court challenges in recent months. Provinces have been given until the end of July to conclude elective confere...

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