Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
21 Dec 2020
4:55 am

ANC in quandary on how to deal with Ace

Brian Sokutu

The ANC constitution is silent on the step aside resolution.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Alon Skuy

While he may be facing a damning ANC integrity committee verdict recommending he step aside for bringing the governing party into disrepute, due to facing a mountain of criminal charges, secretary-general Ace Magashule seemingly has an ace up his sleeve. The ANC constitution is silent on the step aside resolution, recently adopted by the party’s national executive committee (NEC). According to University of South Africa political science professor Dirk Kotze, the basis for Magashule’s public posture – reiterating that he would remain in his elected position until formally compelled by ANC constitutional structures to step aside from political responsibilities –...