NORTH West African National Congress (ANC) provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge was on Sunday evicted from the party’s national elective conference in Mangaung.
Mr Mataboge told Business Day that earlier on Sunday, just after he had registered as a delegate, a sheriff of the court served him with a notice stating that he could not attend the conference as he had been suspended.
The sheriff was acting on the orders of attorneys representing the ANC North West provincial working committee.
The committee last week temporarily suspended Mr Mataboge as a member of the party. However, the committee’s decisions must be endorsed by the provincial executive committee before becoming official.
In his opening address in Mangaung on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma warned members against resorting to the courts without first exhausting internal processes when dealing with organisational matters.
However, ANC North West provincial spokesman Kenny Morolong said the party would use any avenues at its disposal, including the sheriff of the court, to ensure effective communication, particularly when dealing with issues of discipline and the fair administration of justice.
He said Mr Mataboge was not expected to participate in any matters of the ANC until his suspension was lifted by a relevant party structure.
Mr Mataboge said he would urgently appeal against his suspension and eviction before the ANC national disciplinary committee.