Editorials
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5 May 2021
9:44 am

Magashule step-aside ruling a test of ANC’s integrity

Editorials

What is also interesting is that the Magashule’s allies are disappearing faster that monies in a government tender.

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Gallo Images/Sunday Times/Alon Skuy

The quote attributed to American author Mark Twain – “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – is particularly apt when applied to the never-ending saga of Ace Magashule and the ANC’s step-aside order. While many were celebrating the political death of the ANC secretary-general last night in the wake of the latest utterances by the party’s national working committee (NWC), you’ll forgive us if we continue to be Doubting Thomases. After all, the ANC’s defining characteristic is its reluctance to deal with malfeasance in its ranks – or, at best, to allow whatever internal disciplinary or external legal...