Johannesburg - The ANC has defended its decision to boot out former North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo and his provincial executive, saying they were incapable of leading the party.
On Wednesday, Mahumapelo and his allies took the ANC’s national executive committee to the South Gauteng High Court, where they argued for their removal to be declared invalid and illegal.
The structure was dissolved last year, before the party’s top brass replaced it with a provincial task team.
Speaking on behalf of the applicants, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said the decision was illegal.
Ngcukaitobi said the ANC’s national executive committee had chosen to ignore the report compiled by its man sent to the platinum province, Obed Bapela, who instead recommended that the provincial structure be put under administration.