The step-aside rule rebellion: Magashule says he's going nowhere, Bongo prepares for court

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Bongani Bongo.
Bongani Bongo.
Adrian de Kock

An ANC national executive committee (NEC) decision that criminally charged leaders should step aside from their positions, is facing fresh rebellion after the 30-day deadline for affected members to step aside expired.

Secretary-general Ace Magashule told the party's top six on Sunday evening that he would not step aside because he was elected at the party's conference.

The 30-day deadline expired last week.

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