Ace Magashule: ANC to Respond to Magashule's Legal Challenge and Announce Next Steps on Monday

Ace Magashule: ANC to Respond to Magashule's Legal Challenge and Announce Next Steps on Monday

- The African National Congress (ANC) will announce its next steps on Monday in regards to suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule

- Magashule and other suspended ANC members have launched a legal challenge against the party's step-aside policy

- It is predicted that the ANC will take Magashule's legal challenge very seriously which could have consequences for Magashule's political career

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Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has taken the fight to the ANC after he was temporarily suspended by the ruling party.

Magashule has served Luthuli House with court papers to challenge his suspension and the ste-aside policy adopted by the ruling party.

Ace Magashule: ANC to Respond to Magashule's Legal Challenge and Announce Next Steps on Monday
The ANC will inform South Africa on what it plans to do about Ace Magashule on Monday 17 May. Photo credit: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg, GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered Magashule to issue him with a public apology for issuing him with a suspension letter.

If he fails to apologise he will face disciplinary measures. The ANC will announce what it plans to do about the suspended secretary-general on Monday.

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According to the SABC, political analyst, Raobaka Kalaote believes that the ANC will take a firm stance against Magashule after his legal threat.

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The Daily Maverick reported that Magashule believes that his suspension is part a purge being carried out by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a bid for re-election.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that embattled African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule has hit back at the ANC, saying he will not apologise.

The suspended Magashule has dug on his heels arguing that he will only offer an apology to ANC and South African president Cyril Ramaphosa once a court of law orders him to so.

Magashule had until Friday to apologise for issuing an unsanctioned suspension letter against Ramaphosa a week ago.

The former Free State premier released his side of the story on Friday morning through court papers in the South Gauteng High Court.

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According to Timeslive, Magashule says he can only tender an apology if a court can declare that. Magashule said according to the publication:

“I can only genuinely tender such an apology if this honourable court declares that despite what I have explained, it is unwarranted in the circumstances, which I dispute.

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