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ANC extends step-aside rule to everyone competing for leadership positions

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ANC delegates sing and dance at the closing address of the party's 6th National Policy Conference Closing Ceremony at Nasrec.
ANC delegates sing and dance at the closing address of the party's 6th National Policy Conference Closing Ceremony at Nasrec.
PHOTO: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

The ANC wants nobody who has been charged or found guilty of a serious crime that could result in a prison sentence longer than six months on the new national executive committee (NEC) that will take over the party reins after its December conference.

Furthermore, any ANC members who the party has suspended in the last decade are also persona non grata.

These rules put suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule out of the leadership race.

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