ANC Western Cape expect mass resignations today
By Mikhaila Crowie
19 October 2008
Disgruntled former African National Congress leaders in the Western Cape expect mass resignations from the party today.
A meeting is taking place in Philippi in Cape Town with former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa expected to address the crowd.
Dismissed ANC caucus chair in the region Mbulelo Ncedana says about two-thousand members are ready to follow Shilowa and former national chairperson Mosiuoa Lekota.
The ANC itself has reportedly called an emergency general council meeting in Cape Town. Members of the national executive committee are expected to address regional leaders.
Meanwhile, Lekota had lodged an urgent interdict against the Free State University of Technology in Bloemfontein after it reneged on an agreement to use the venue for his meeting today.
Lekota had paid the university for the use of its hall for a meeting of supporters in the run up to next months' national convention.
Lekota says the meeting has now been shifted to the Vista University in Mangaung.
Earlier this week, a group of disgruntled ANC members were also refused the use of facilities in Winburg.