Eric Naki
Political Editor
8 minute read
9 May 2021
10:38 pm

Fighting for ‘powerhouse’ Magashule to the bitter end

Eric Naki

Magashule’s powerful position made him the last hope for the Zuma faction to have a semblance of control of the ANC.

Former President Jacob Zuma and Ace Magashule during the ANC Gala Dinner on January 10, 2014, in Nelspruit, South Africa. The ANC held its Election Manifesto Launch earlier in the day. (Photo by Gallo Images / City Press / Elizabeth Sejake)

Former president Jacob Zuma's faction is not about to lose their last 'powerhouse' in ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and fighting for him to stay in office is what they will do. With Magashule, their last hope, first put in a tight corner and then out in the cold after he was sidelined by his ANC top brass fellows, the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) camp is rearing for war. They will do anything - including going to court to challenge his suspension and the step aside rule. They promised to make a "big noise” to demand an elective special national conference....