Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court declared the ANC's Free State provincial elective conference invalid, in a judgment handed down in Johannesburg on Friday.
“The provincial elective conference of Free State province of the African National Congress held at Parys on 21-23 June 2012 and its decisions and resolutions are declared unlawful and invalid,” the judgment said.
An appeal was brought by six Free State ANC members who challenged the validity of the PEC in court last month, claiming elections at branch level were irregular.
The party begins its conference on Sunday. - Sapa