Disgruntled ANC Members Withdraw Legal Action

MEMBERS of the African National Congress unhappy wih the outcome of the Provincial Elective Conference in the Free State have withdrawn their court challenge.

This was revealed by Secretary General Ace Magashule in Bloemfontein today, who added that the unity of the party was of paramount importance. The Secretary General said the ANC has resolved to internally resolve its issues, which led to the appeal being withdraw.

He also took the time to explain that the Provincial Executive Committee was not being dissolved, but merely suspended.

"We are not dissolving the provincial executive committee, we are merely suspending it. A provincial task team has been established whose convenor is comrade Paseka Nompondo. They will, in time, convene the provincial elective conference. The leadership of the African National Congress saw it best to handle our issues internally. We engaged those who had taken the legal route and they have agreed not to go ahead with the case," said Secretary General.

Accompanying him was chairperson Gwede Mantashe, Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte and NEC members including Lindiwe Zulu.