ANC step-aside rule: Ace Magashule's fight to the end

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Tebogo Letsie
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Tebogo Letsie


While the president insists that the ANC’s rule be implemented, Magashule supporters say he – and they – will not yield to it.

The resolve of President Cyril Ramaphosa will be tested this week, following the expiry of the 30-day deadline for ANC members facing criminal charges to step aside, as he prepares to face a national executive committee (NEC) divided between him and his nemesis, party secretary-general Ace Magashule, who is facing charges of fraud and corruption.

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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has written a letter suspending party president Cyril Ramaphosa in apparent retaliation after he was served with a letter of suspension on Wednesday.
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