Johannesburg - It was all jubilation at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday, as ousted ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo and his provincial executive committee were reinstated by the court, which declared their disbandment illegal.
Mahumapelo's PEC was dissolved in August last year by the ANC's national executive committee and replaced them with a provincial task team, headed by Premier Job Mokgoro.
This came after violent protests in the platinum province, including the collapse of government under Mahumapelo and allegations of corruption, which saw the national government taking over the provincial administration.
Mahumapelo and other disgruntled regional leaders to the ANC's top brass to court late last year, in a bid to have their decision to dissolve the PEC set aside and declared unlawful.
Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane said the ANC had failed to consult lower structures before it to the decision, which she said was drastic.