Mbhazima Shilowa | Magashule vs Ramaphosa: The battle for the ANC's soul

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Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images/Netwerk24)
Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images/Netwerk24)

Mbhazima Shilowa writes that Ace Magashule's court action has little to do with the suspensions by either side. It is about the soul of the ANC.

It is never advisable to inspan a mule and a lion. Sir Eustace Pedler, a character in Agatha Christie's book, The Man in the Brown Suit, tells a yarn about a man who was trekking across the country. 

"This friend of mine had a second curious experience. He was trekking across country, and being anxious to arrive at his destination before the heat of the day he ordered his boys to inspan whilst it was still dark. They had some trouble in doing so, as the mules were very restive, but at last they managed it, and a start was made. The mules raced along like the wind, and when daylight came they saw why. In the darkness, the boys had inspanned a lion as the near wheeler."

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