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President Cyril Ramaphosa was due to deliver a closing address regarding the ANC's NEC meeting that was held this weekend, but it has been postponed.



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28 Mar 2021

Ramaphosa closing statement on NEC delayed as meeting descends into chaos on Magashule fate

The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) virtual meeting descended into chaos on Sunday evening after it was proposed that Ace Magashule and other leaders charged with corruption have seven days to step aside or face suspension.

Insiders said Ramaphosa’s closing address, meant to be televised on Sunday evening, was delayed after it was proposed that there be a vote on the matter amid chaos.

The meeting was adjourned late on Sunday for the party’s top officials to discuss the matter and come back with a solution, sources said.

Supporters of Magashule fought back against the move that he and those facing criminal charges be given the boot through a seven day ultimatum.

The ANC integrity commission presented their report to the meeting on Sunday where they recommended that Magashule step aside pending the outcome of his corruption case. 

This is a developing story. More to follow on Monday

28 Mar 2021

Ramaphosa to deliver an address on NEC outcomes

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give the closing address after the ANC's national executive committee meeting soon.

The NEC meeting focus largely on the party's corruption accused secretary-general Ace Magashule.

ANC heavyweights like former President Thabo Mbeki and NEC member Joel Netshitenzhe laid into Magashule who is under pressure to step aside, it has been reported.

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