Johannesburg - The SACP and Cosatu in the North West have called on the ANC to take action against members who take the ruling party to court, including former premier Supra Mahumapelo.
The ANC’s alliance partners labelled the latest court action to challenge the authority of Job Mokgoro’s ANC provincial task team as sabotage.
This was after Mahumapelo, a former ANC provincial chairperson, made another failed bid in the high court in Joburg to halt a provincial list conference ahead.
SACP provincial chairperson Smuts Mathe said: “All these are intended to disrupt the election campaign of the ANC alliance.” Cosatu provincial secretary Job Bliso and Sanco provincial chairperson Paul Sebegoe shared the sentiments.
On Tuesday Judge Colin Lamont dismissed Mahumapelo’s application on the grounds that the matter was not urgent. Lamont’s decision came just less than a month after a similar judgment was made in the same court, in which Judge Seun Moshidi dismissed another urgent application by Mahumapelo to declare Mokgoro’s executive illegal.