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Court to hear DC factional case


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THE High Court on will tomorrow hear a case in which the Democratic Congress (DC) members in the Tsikoane constituency in the Leribe district are fighting for control of the constituency.

One of the DC members, ‘Masello Moleleki wants the court to nullify the constituency committee that was elected during a constituency meeting on 9 April this year.

She cited the DC, DC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), constituency committee chairperson, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and one Thabiso Molapo as respondents in the case.

The High Court Assistant Registrar Stafford Sharite yesterday confirmed the hearing date to the Sunday Express, saying, “The case will proceed before Mr Justice (Teboho) Moiloa on Monday”.

“It will be argued after the mediation process to try to solve the matter between parties failed on Thursday,” Mr Sharite said.

Ms Moleleki wants the court declare the meeting that elected the constituency committee to be declared null and void ab initio (from the beginning).

She also wants the court to nullify the committee that was elected at that particular meeting and confirm the one that was elected earlier on 2 April 2017.

She is also seeking, as an alternative relief, an order suspending activities of the committee elected on the 9 April pending finalisation of her application before court.

In the notice of motion Ms Moleleki wants the IEC to show cause, if any, why it cannot be interdicted from confirming Mr Molapo as a DC candidate on the Proportional Representation (PR) list pending finalisation of the case, while on the other hand she wants Mr Molapo’s name to be substituted by her name on the PR list.


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