“Comrades were talking and sending messages after Nasrec, saying what the leadership was going to do to those who didn’t support them. This [our disbandment] is confirmation,” said Mahumapelo.
“The NEC, in the case of the Eastern Cape, appointed the Sbu Ndebele task team, which said, ‘Disband that PEC’. But the NEC went against that decision.
“What is clear is that the decision [to disband the North West PEC] is inconsistent with the constitution of the ANC.”
In the court hearing, Advocate William Mkhari, representing the ANC NEC, asked the court to reject the application for urgency, saying the applicants had failed to explain why it was urgent.
According to Mkhari, it was inexcusable that the applicants only initiated their application for the nullification of the NEC 24 days after the decision to disband the NW PEC was communicated.
Advocate Dali Mpofu is set to argue for Mahumapelo, while Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi will be representing the disgruntled regions of the ANC in the North West.
The hearing continues.