The Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the African National Congress in Ngaka Modiri Molema in the North West has threatened to approach the court to challenge the decision to suspend the region's leadership.
The party’s Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) has temporarily suspended the REC, accusing it of failing to fulfill its mandate that includes holding committee meetings every month as required by the party's constitution.
The Ngaka Modiri Molema leadership was suspended last week following the IPC's special provincial meeting that was held at ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, in February.
Regional secretary of Ngaka Modiri Molema, Boy Noko, said the REC is prepared to take the matter up with the courts.
“REC is challenging the suspension within the ANC internal processes, but if it is not successful in doing so, it will challenge the suspension at the court of law,” Noko said.
Spokesperson for the ANC IPC, Kenny Morolong, said the temporary provincial leadership stands by its decision and will defend it in court if necessary.
“We would like to explain that as the ANC in the North West, we believe that we took the right decision that is in the best interest of the party and if we have to go to court to defend our decision we will defend it. We believe that this decision is in line with the constitution of the party and it shows our intentions to rebuild the ANC in the North West,” said Morolong.
He added that the IPC temporarily suspended the REC after receiving a report from the district.
“We decided to temporarily suspend the REC after receiving a report from the Chairperson of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district and the secretary of the district who explained the situation of the party in the district,” he said.