Ace Magashule's Application Against Suspension Gets Dismissed by Joburg High Court

Ace Magashule's Application Against Suspension Gets Dismissed by Joburg High Court

  • Ace Magashule’s attempt to have his suspension revoked was unsuccessful in the High Court in Johannesburg
  • The High Court stated that Jessie Duarte had every right to suspend Magashule despite objections by Magashule
  • Apart from natural justice being followed, the court stated that Magashule was given enough time to give reasons as to why he should not be suspended

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The High Court located in Johannesburg has rejected Ace Magashule’s application to have his suspension from the ANC dismissed.

Magashule's suspension is unable to be set aside according to the courts decision despise Magashule arguing that Jessie Duarte did not posses the right to suspend him.

The court decides that Magashule was given enough time to submit reasons describing why his suspension should be over turned going on to state that The court concludes that natural justice and Audi Alteram was followed prior to his suspension.

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Ace Magashule, Johannesburg High Court, dismiss application
Ace Magashule's application to lift his suspension has been dismissed. Image: PHILL MAGAKOE/POOL/AFP
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Following reports by News24 The court  rejected Magashule’s objection of rule 25.70 stating that the right of a party to suspend its members fails to conflict with the right of a individual to take part in a political party

Judge Jody Kollapen stated that the ANC's implemented step-aside resolution fails to constitute discrimination according to reports by eNCA.

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Ace Magashule has shown his support for former president Jacob Zuma

Briefly News reported that suspended ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule has once again stated his side in the matter with former president Jacob Zuma. After Zuma's foundation released a statement regarding his arrest, Magashule posted a tweet.

"Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. We soldier on."

South Africans have taken to Magashule's comment section to share their thoughts about his tweet and where he stands with Zuma's arrest. Read some of the responses left by South Africans below:

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@mashoto_ said:

"You’re next love."

@maggsnaidu wrote:

"It's only 5 years, comrades..."

@Sipho45670099 tweeted:

"You guys must stop misleading Baba, this arrest was unnecessary, many people went to the Commission and simply said they don't remember."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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