Nica Richards
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11 May 2021
2:38 pm

WATCH LIVE: Jessie Duarte to brief media on ANC NEC outcomes

Nica Richards

In a last-minute announcement, the ruling party said the briefing would be streamed live.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Gallo Image

Following a dramatic national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the ANC at the weekend that saw secretary-general Ace Magashule suspended, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte will brief the media on the special meeting on Tuesday. 

In a last-minute announcement, the ruling party said the briefing would be streamed live. 

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday the NEC had instructed suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule to apologise publicly to ANC structures for the suspension letter Magashule addressed to Ramaphosa last week.

UPDATE: ‘We have a cashflow problem’, admits Duarte

If Magashule fails to apologise timeously, he could face further censure by the party’s disciplinary structure, Ramaphosa said.

He said the NEC noted that Magashule had no power or mandate from the party’s highest decision-making body to pen such a letter.

UPDATE: ANC expects Magashule to apologise ‘this week’ or face disciplinary action

He also made it clear that Magashule remains suspended from the party while his Free State asbestos audit corruption case is being heard in court.

Watch the live proceedings below.

Additional reporting by Neo Thale.