Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
27 Mar 2021
5:01 am

ANC factional battle heats up as NEC meets amid march

Brian Sokutu

Institute for Global Dialogue political analyst Sanusha Naidu says the current situation in the ANC is a manifestation of years of factional fermentation.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Gallo Images.

As the ANC national executive committee (NEC) is engrossed in what insiders describe as “hot” debates over the future of party secretary-general Ace Magashule and Jacob Zuma’s refusal to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, a group of ANC supporters today march on Luthuli House, the party headquarters. The group, supportive of the Magashule-Zuma faction, is calling for the dissolution of the NEC. The contentious step aside rule affecting members facing criminal charges has been mentioned as among issues being discussed. Rallying behind Magashule and Zuma, march organisers have called on ANC and Mass Democratic Movement supporters...