Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said it would be appealing the judgment by the High Court in Johannesburg to reinstate the North West provincial executive committee (PEC).
Former North West ANC chairperson and premier, Supra Mahumapelo and four other officials were challenging the national ANC's decision to disband the PEC.
Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane ordered that Mahumapelo and his PEC be reinstated within two days of her order and that the ANC should pay the legal costs.
“The decision of the ANC, made on August 31, 2018, to disband the North West provincial executive committee is declared unlawful and set aside... The decision of the [national executive committee] NEC of September 20, 2018 to appoint a provincial task team (PTT) is declared unlawful and set aside,” Kathree-Setiloane said.
ANC acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said they would study the judgment in its full context and its implications.