Battle of the secretary generals: ANC's Magashule vs EFF's Godrich

Battle of the secretary generals: ANC's Magashule vs EFF's Godrich

They are the secretary generals of two of the strongest political parties in South Africa, but at the end of the day there can only be one number one.

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With the national elections fast approaching, different political parties are busy campaigning with the hopes of being elected the ruling party.

In the spirit campaigning, decided to take a look at some of the strongest parties' members. We focus on the secretary generals of the ANC and one of its strongest competitors, the EFF.

Here is a few facts about the ANC's Ace Magashule and the EFF's Godrich Gardee:

1. Political exile

Both Ace Magashule and Godrich Gardee were exiled during the apartheid times. Magashule was banned from South Africa in 1980. Five years later, in 1985, Gardee joined the exiled ANC in Botswana.

He remained in the ANC after returning to South Africa, however, he later joined Julius Malema's party.

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2. Academic record

Magashule obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Hare University. Gardee has a Higher National Diploma in Accounting and Auditing, as well as a LLB degree from UNISA.

As reported previously, the EFF posted Gardee's achievement on their official Twitter page.

3. Controversies reported previously ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has been caught meddling in a housing project which ensured a company owned by his daughter received a R150 million contract.

Magashule is directly involved in ensuring a Chinese company called Unital received a tender to build 1 050 RDP houses near Bethlehem in the Free State.

Gardee received a lot of backlash recently after he refereed to a black man using a term which many deemed demeaning.

The EFF Secretary General tweeted a photo of a black man, who he called Natasha Mazzone's "garden boy".

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