2 minute read
11 May 2021
7:31 am

Ramaphosa shows Ace who’s the boss


That can only mean one thing: if Magashule persists with his rebellion, he will be booted out of the organisation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule in happier days. Picture: Gallo Image

Speak softly, but carry a big stick. That aptly summed up last night’s performance by President Cyril Ramaphosa as he took the fight right back to suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule and others in the rebel camp of former president Jacob Zuma. That big stick was the huge momentum of years of history of the ANC, which is almost unstoppable by those who try to push against it. And Ramaphosa wielded it with precision, throwing Magashule into the corner of misfits, cheats and rogues, by saying the suspended secretary-general’s conduct – in writing to Ramaphosa to suspend the president – was...