But announcing the new regional executive this week‚ ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs said it was “mischievous and dishonest” of the five disgruntled members to go to court after being defeated at the conference.
“The provincial executive committee will resolve on the way forward with regards to these members at its next executive meeting‚” he said.
The Dullah Omar region has 116 branches‚ and required 81 (70%) to be in good standing for the regional conference to go ahead.
Magashule signed off on a final audit report for 82 branches but court documents show that five were involved in dispute resolution processes and five had not held general meetings‚ meaning they should have been omitted.
In his high court affidavit‚ Poni said on the eve of the conference‚ August 31‚ the regional executive committee “suddenly introduced five new branches”‚ saying they had been “ordained” the previous day by Magashule.
These branches would have had to convene meetings and elect representatives within a day‚ which one ANC source said was “impossible” under party rules.