By Pinky Khoabane
Sihle Zikalala who until this morning was the Kwazulu-Natal ANC Chairperson
KZN ANC 2015 Elective Conference Null & Void
HIGH Court in Pietermaritzburg has moments ago, ruled that the results of the Kwa-Zulu Natal ANC’s 8th elective conference in 2015 are null and void. The conference saw Senzo Mchunu being ousted as chairperson and replaced by Sihle Zikalala.
“Victory is ours”, the CR17 supporters shouted. The removal of Zikala, seen as President Jacob Zuma’s supporter and by extension Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s, paves the way for a possible return of Mchunu, who’s now firmly in the CR17 camp. His name has appeared on several proposals for the Top 6 preferred candidates to lead the ANC come December.
What does this mean for the representation of the KZN ANC at the national elective conference and more importantly, which faction will be represented? Can there be another provincial elective conference as this late stage? The membership audits are done. The branches should have already identified and decided on the delegates representing them at the national conference. They already know their preferred candidate to lead the ANC. Will a change in leadership at provincial level or in the interim structure that will be put in place, make any difference to decisions the branches would have made?
But more importantly is the impact of the ruling means for all the decisions that have been taken by the Provincial Executive Committee which has now been declared unlawful.
Just yesterday, some pundits were already counting the KZN province as being in the NDZ bag. CR17 campaign this morning feels it’s theirs for recapture. Will they? As they say, a day in politics is too long.
In truth, many of the elective conferences are a sham and if they were to be challenged in court, the outcome would be much like the findings of the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Kenny Kunene & Weekly Expose in Court
Businessman Kenny Kunene whose publication Weekly Expose, together with Sunday Independent, published the explosive leaks on the alleged infidelities of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in court this morning. One of the women alleged to be in an affair with Ramaphosa, has taken the online publication to court in an effort to interdict it from publishing further stories about her.
In a series of posts, Kunene wrote:
1 of #ramaphosaleaks girls is taking @WeeklyExpose 2 court. I’ll b at Joburg South High Court tomorrow at 10am. Hope she told them the truth.
Since you are NOT men enough to face me but use a woman to fight me. I will see you in court on Tuesday. Not just her but all of you cowards
A. 1st someone tried to kill me, now Im being dragged to court, now they spread lies abt me in their hired gun @SundayTimesZA
Zuma, DA & The State Capture Case
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is in the North Gauteng High Court today to force President Jacob Zuma to abide by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action to appoint a judicial commission into state capture which will be headed by a person chosen by the chief justice. The President is arguing that the recommendation was unconstitutional as only the president can establish a judicial commission.