Durban - Sworn enemies Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi and Roy Bhoola both claim to be legitimate leaders of the Minority Front and could be crossing swords in court, again, if she has her way.

On Saturday Bhoola was elected as the party’s leader at a national conference in Chatsworth.

However, Thakur-Rajbansi said there had been a “hostile takeover” of the MF because the conference was illegal, and she was taking legal advice.

In the run-up to the meeting she and her supporters sent letters to the media saying it would not be recognised.

She accused those who took part in the conference of turning the party’s constitution into a “joke” because it had been amended to allow for “dual party membership”.

“It means you can be a member of the ANC and the MF at the same time,” said Thakur-Rajbansi, adding that, if Bhoola wanted to be the leader of a party, he should form his own one.

Bhoola told The Mercury he had reason to believe that Thakur-Rajbansi had been nominated for the leadership position and could have been elected, but she had chosen not to attend the conference.

He said she was free to go to court if she was unhappy.

The two have been engaged in a leadership tussle since her husband, Amichand Rajbansi, died in December last year. - The Mercury