I was purged for supporting Magashule – ANC chief whip

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Tshabalala, a former mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung, received his marching orders following allegations that he was campaigning for another party. Photo: Archive
Tshabalala, a former mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung, received his marching orders following allegations that he was campaigning for another party. Photo: Archive

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Vusi Tshabalala, suspended chief whip of the ANC in the Free State legislature, says there is a witch-hunt under way against known allies of the province’s former premier Ace Magashule, who was removed from his position soon after another ally, Sam Mashinini, was axed as MEC of police, roads and transport.

Tshabalala, a former mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung, received his marching orders following allegations that he was campaigning for another party. However, he denied these claims and told City Press that there was an agenda to get rid of those who were aligned with Magashule. Mashinini was shuffled out of the executive by Premier Sisi Ntombela, but remains a member of the legislature.

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