Court rules out attempt to have ANC EC PEC disbanded

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A women in a yellow shirt blows a whistle at an ANC women's league march outside the North Gauteng High Court where Oscar Pistorius is appearing on charges for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

JOHANNESBURG – A court bid by Eastern Cape African National Congress (ANC) members to force its National Executive Committee (NEC) to disband the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) failed on Monday.

The group wanted to force the NEC to implement the recommendations of the Ndebele report and to disband the PEC.

The report also recommended the suspension of the provincial leadership and a conference re-run within three months.

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However, the NEC rejected the report, opting instead for a political solution.

The Eastern Cape elective conference was marred by violence and disagreements.

The South Gauteng High Court on Monday dismissed the application with costs with Judge Zeenat Carelse citing the lack of urgency of the matter.