- Zamani Saul tore into suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule during a speech on Friday
- He did not mince his words and let Magashule know what is expected of a person occupying the position of secretary-general of the ANC
- Saul was re-elected as chairperson of the ANC in the Northern Cape unopposed
Zamani Saul was re-elected as the chairperson of the ANC in the Northern Cape, he won unopposed.
He delivered a scathing speech on Friday night about the role of the secretary-general of the party and at the same time criticised Ace Magashule.
Saul said that secretaries-general serve as pillars in the life of the party. Historically none of them had threatened the party in the way in which Magashule had according to Saul.
He continued and said that the secretary-general was the first line of defence within the organisation and the person performing the role of secretary-general was expected to rise up and meet any challenges the party faced.
Zamani said that out of the 15 secretaries-general the party has had not once had any of them been as deeply compromised as Magashule according to News24.
He added that Magashule had become entangled in the very problem that the party faced resulting in a grave challenge.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has drawn a line in the sand and warned disobedient ANC members that behaviour that undermines the organisation will not be tolerated.
“The ANC has drawn a line in the sand. The line stands,” said Ramaphosa, during a virtual address at the ANC’s 9th Northern Cape provincial conference.
Ramaphosa's address focused on the party's five priorities for 2021. These are combating the Covi-19 pandemic, economic recovery, organisational renewal, strengthening local government as well as building a better Africa.
In other news, African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule has been called out by President Cyril Ramaphosa due to his suspension for failing to provide adequate reasons for his 'unlawful' and 'purported suspension and for basing it on an 'ill-informed distortion of the truth'.
The president reiterated that there was no structure in the ruling party that had proposed any unlawful conduct that was related to his campaign to become president of the ANC back in 2017, say reports.
Ramaphosa said in his signed and sworn answering affidavit to Magashule's court application that the SG can only suspend members if their temporary suspension was in the interest of the ruling party.
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