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ANC Factional 'War' Spills Into Fight For Mayoral Posts In Limpopo

As the ANC factional war is continuing, it has spilled into fight for who should become mayor in the Sekhukhune district in Limpopo province.

The Bolsheviks Party of South Africa has now applied for a court order seeking to dismiss an application for an interdict lodged by some ANC councillors in the Sekhukhune District Municipality, to stop the election of Stan Ramaila as mayor.

The district municipality’s inaugural council sitting collapsed last week, after an alleged faction of the ANC made a request to defer the item of electing a speaker.

According to president of the Bolsheviks Party of South Africa Seun Mogotji, a faction of the ANC has applied for a court interdict, expected be heard today in the Polokwane High Court, against the appointment of Ramaila.

Spokesperson for the ANC in the Sekhukhune Region, Tshepo Matenche says they are confident that this application will be dismissed, affirming that Ramaila will be appointed mayor in a council sitting expected to be held sometime this week.

Meanwhile Mogotji says the people of Sekhukhune need services and an interdict could delay the delivery of these services.

This comes at a time ANC is limping following it's humiliating defeat in key metros they had been holding on to for years, this signifies a new dawn where ANC is losing its grip on power and the election numbers were a testimony to that.

What many ANC comrades fear is the split of the ANC along factional lines. This has been looming for some time now especially with the idea that some of the party's top leaders like Thabo Mbeki have been perpetuating that in order for the movement to be saved, it had to first split and those who remain will start building it again.

These fighting for who should be the mayoral candidate for ANC in some hung municipalities that are still struggling is a clear indication that the factional wars in ANC aren't going to end anytime soon.


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