Watch out Ramaphosa: Zuma could regain ANC presidency due to recent court case

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Should disgruntled Eastern Cape ANC members be victorious in having their elective conferenced declared null and void, Ramaphosa could loose his job as ANC President.

According to a report published by The Mail & Guardian on Friday, the ANC is in dispute-resolution mode ahead of its national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday due to several legal challenges.

This dispute could cost President Cyril Ramaphosa his ANC Presidency position should the court declared last year’s ANC elective conference at Nasrec invalid.

The report states that disgruntled Eastern Cape ANC members are expected to lodge the case as early as next week.

If the Eastern Cape conference is ultimately found to be illegitimate, that would mean the entire national elective conference stands the risk of being ruled illegitimate resulting in the reinstatement of Jacob Zuma as party president having his election being legitimate.

An ANC insider who M&G spoke to pointed out that, in his view, the party had made a mistake by including certain allegedly legally compromised Eastern Cape delegates as voters despite the fact that there was a court issue under appeal, and which affected them, in the High Court in Grahamstown at the time.

The lawyer for the disgruntled Eastern Cape litigants told the paper he was confident their case would be heard, since the ANC had still not filed opposing papers by late this week.

 

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