- President Cyril Ramaphosa was surprised by Ace Magashule's decision to take legal action against the ANC
- This was due to Magashule's history of implementing to and adhering to the ANC's constitution
- Ramaphosa said that despite the internal challenges the party faced; he said that the party was stronger than ever
President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that he was caught off guard by suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule's decision to take the ANC to court.
This was because he thought that Magashule would not question the constitutional grounds for the step-aside policy adopted by the ANC.
According to eNCA, Ramaphosa revealed that Magashule had been instrumental in implementing and adhering to the ANC constitution.
Ramaphosa has doubled down on his decision as president of the ANC and the country. News24 reported that he said that he has not lost any sleep over the steps he has taken as president.
The ANC is facing a challenging time as suspended members are taking the party to court and the party appears fractured.
Ramaphosa said that despite the current challenges the party is very much alive and kicking.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that 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.
In other news, Ace Magashule recently showed up at the Pietermaritzburg Court in KwaZulu-Natal to show support for fellow corruption-accused politician Jacob Zuma, who appeared in court for day one of his corruption trial.
While Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo were there to support Zuma, the usual big crowd seemed to have decided against showing up outside the KZN court, which had been cordoned off by many police officials.
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