In a landmark ruling that could shake up the ANC and herald a new era of meritocracy in public service, the apex court has thrown out the party’s appeal against a high court order to disclose its records of appointing loyalists to key public sector posts.

In a short judgment on Monday, the Constitutional Court said the "application should be dismissed as it is not in the interest of justice for leave to appeal to be granted". This means the case to keep records of meetings of the ANC cadre deployment committee away from the DA did not warrant the attention of the top court...

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