Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZu-Natalul, Willies Mchunu says they have decided to allow the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to pave the way forward on the court’s decision to nullify the 2015 provincial conference.
Mchunu was speaking in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, during the Provincial General Council spear-headed by Chairperson, David Mabuza on Saturday.
He says they will abide by the NEC’s decision on what needs to happen to the provincial structure of KwaZulu-Natal. Mchunu says he is disappointed by some of the ANC Youth League leaders who criticised leaders publicly on the matter.
On September 12, the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled that the KwaZulu-Natal provincial ANC elective conference in November 2015 was unlawful.
In that conference, then ANC chairperson, Senzo Mchunu, was defeated by then provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala and it paved the way for Mchunu’s subsequent removal as KZN Premier in 2016.
Some MECs were also removed along with Mchunu in what was seen as purge.