The ANC regional conference in the John Taolo Gaetsewe region has been postponed following threats of legal action.
THE ANC regional conference in the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) region has been postponed following threats of legal action.
A letter from Mabuza Attorneys was addressed to ANC provincial secretary Deshi Ngxanga and copied to the office of the ANC secretary-general on March 22, on behalf of three ANC members from the Ditshetelo Photlhe branch, calling for the dissolution of the JTG region.
“We reiterate all the issues raised in two letters from the previous attorneys, GK Majaphase Attorneys, being letters of February 4 and 22 February regarding the dissolution of the John Taolo Region (JTG) regional executive committee (REC) by the provincial executive committee (PEC) and the illegality of the regional task team.”
The attorneys pointed out that the conference was also not held within the prescribed time.
“We were instructed by our clients that these issues remain unresolved.
“We were further instructed that not all branches have convened their branch general meetings (BGMs) in preparation for the JTG conference.”
The letter urged for the conference not to take place as it would take place “illegally”.
“We request that all processes be followed scrupulously in order to protect the JTG conference from future legal challenges.
“Unless all ANC constitutional processes for convening conferences, including the convening of BGMs, are followed, our clients will have no option but to approach a court of law to challenge the conference and/or its outcome.”
Ngxana advised the JTG regional task team co-ordinator on Wednesday that the conference would not take place on March 25-27 as planned.
“We have not yet received the final signed audit report from Luthuli House. The regional conference of John Taolo Gaetsewe will therefore not be able to convene this coming weekend as planned. You are advised to postpone the conference to the weekend of April 1-3. The provincial officials will reflect on your readiness report on March 28.”
Ngxanga could however not be reached for comment.