Disgruntled ANC members in Sedibeng have gone to court to seek to nullify the results of an uncontested ANC regional conference and bar its executive from attending this weekend's provincial conference.

An EWN report notes that in court papers, Morena Mokubung and undisclosed members of the ANC in Sedibeng are asking the court to declare the May conference unlawful and unconstitutional.

Sedibeng is one of five regions along with different leagues in Gauteng sending delegates to vote for new provincial leadership at the conference taking place in Benoni today.

As it has become common practice in the ANC, some members have already approached the courts even before the party’s much-anticipated Gauteng conference takes place.

These members from Sedibeng argue that last month’s uncontested conference, which saw Thulani Kunene elected chairperson, was marred by numerous irregularities during the preparation phase.

They claim participants were not elected properly and that the region inflated its numbers in order to send a large delegation to this weekend’s provincial conference.

They state that branches that needed to rerun processes and had disputes were largely ignored.

Regional secretary Jason Mkhwane said the application made no sense.

‘The applicant himself is not even the secretary of the branch; the secretary of the branch resigned from the organisation but we will hear through the attorneys,’ he said.

Full EWN report