‘No one will ban me in the ANC,’ says Magashule

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Suspended ANC secretary general Ace Magashule was at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday to lend support to former president Jacob Zuma.
Suspended ANC secretary general Ace Magashule was at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday to lend support to former president Jacob Zuma.
Moeketsi Mamane

Suspended ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule, who has defied the party’s leadership’s order to apologise to President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday went on to address ANC supporters outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Magashule, who was among ANC’s high-profile members who were in court to support former president Jacob Zuma during his court appearance in connection with corruption charges stemming from his role in the arms deal in the 1990s, told party supporters gathered outside court that “no one will ban me in the ANC. No one under a democracy will ban me. I will never leave the ANC”.

Magashule, who is facing corruption charges at the Free State High court in connection with the Free State provincial government’s controversial asbestos tender, was suspended by the ANC national leadership early this month after failing to voluntarily vacate his position in line with the party’s step-aside resolution.

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