12/09/2017 10:52 SAST | Updated 12/09/2017 13:40 SAST

Mchunu Thrashes Zikalala In KZN Court -- Social Media Frenzy Ensues

Pietermaritzburg High Court declares outcome of 2015 KZN ANC elective conference unlawful and void

 REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Twitter went into a frenzy on Tuesday after the Pietermaritzburg High Court declared the KwaZulu-Natal ANC's elections in 2015 unlawful and void.

Judge Jerome Nguni handed down the judgement, saying that the outcome of the eighth KZN provincial elective conference held in Pietermaritzburg in November 2015 was to be voided.

The case was brought by ANC councillor Lawrence Dube in May last year following the elections that saw former premier Senzo Mchunu being replaced by Sihle Zikalala.

Many on social media praised the decision, while others were cautious of further political tension in the province.

However, it is believed the current PEC may appeal the decision.