Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
26 Mar 2021
5:00 am

D-Day for Ace Magashule’s tenure as ANC secretary

Eric Naki

The integrity committee has already recommended that Magashule should step aside to respect a conference decision that all members facing malfeasance should do so.

Ace Magashule. Picture: Mpumalanga News

It’s D-Day soon for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule as the party’s national executive committee (NEC) convenes to tell him to pack his bags and leave Luthuli House. This could happen as soon as this weekend, say insiders. He is being ousted for two reasons: the corruption charges emanating from the Free State asbestos roofing scandal and the fact that his opponents in the NEC want him to pay for bringing the ANC into disrepute by speaking contrary to its official positions and harbouring radical economic transformation (RET) forces in his office. ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom said: “As the NEC,...