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Court deals a blow to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma presidential ambitions

Thabo Mohlala

With just a day to go before the high-stakes ANC conference, the North West High Court has delivered a bombshell ruling that nullifies ANC’s Bojanala regional conference.

The case was brought to the court after the former regional secretary Tokyo Mataboge and 39 other members disputed the constitutionality of at least 40 branches’ general meetings. They also claimed that over 70 signatures were forged.

Bojanala is the North West’s biggest region and could seriously torpedo Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s chances of winning the organisation’s top post on Sunday as delegates vote for a new ANC president.

The ANC North West provincial executive said it would appeal the court’s decision. Disgruntled members of ANC in the Free State province have also lodged a similar case with the court and judgement is due this afternoon.

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