Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
30 Apr 2021
5:10 am

Double blow for Zuma faction as Ace, Supra face wilderness

Eric Naki

Today is Ace Magashule’s last day as the main man at Luthuli House and Supra Mahumapelo has been slapped with a five-year suspension from the party.

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Tiro Ramatlhatse

With the major protagonists in the ANC’s Zuma faction in danger of imminent political isolation and former president Jacob Zuma himself reluctantly out of the political stage, the future of this camp hangs in the balance. Previously strongest and most vocal of the two ANC factions since their victory at Polokwane in 2007, this group is facing a leaderless future after Zuma’s main allies, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo, were lined up for life in political wilderness. Today is Magashule’s last day as the main man at Luthuli House. Today, he is expected to pack his bags and...