- Gwede Mantashe recently clapped back at Ace Magashule after Magushule said that Mantashe was being shielded by ANC
- According to Magashule, Gwede is one of many ANC officials falsely portrayed as fighters of corruption
- Mantashe has since responded to Magashule by accusing him of wanting to drag everyone through the mud with him
In a bid to have a recent suspension ruling overturned, Ace Magashule has now resorted to pointing fingers and calling names. In court papers lodged at the Joburg High Court this week, Magashule accused Minister of Mineral Resources Zwede Mantashe and another ANC member, Deputy Security Minister Zizi Kodwa, of being implicated in serious corruption cases.
He also went on to say that Mantashe and Kodwa were being shielded from the same scrutiny and strict discipline that he has been subjected to by those who are falsely portraying the two politicians as fighters of corruption.
Mantashe has since spoken out against the allegations and accused Magashule of attempting to drag others through the mud with him.
Meanwhile, a Sunday World article reports that an agitated Kodwa has said that Magashule would do anything to "save his skin." Kodwa also promised to "meet Magashule in court" to get to the bottom of the matter, reports News24.
Briefly News earlier reported that 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 step-aside policy adopted by the ruling party.
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.
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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Source: Briefly News