President Cyril Ramaphosa feels that Ace Magashule had acted out of concern and anger when he had claimed his cellphone was bugged. The president assured that the ANC Secretary-General's suspicions had been misplaced and that he was not being monitored.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied Ace Magashule's claims that his phone had been bugged.
Speaking during a discussion on Newzroom Afrika yesterday, Ramaphosa had been asked about the Secretary-General's claim, but had assured attendants that there had been no truth to the claim.
According to News24, Ramaphosa had commented Magashule's fears had no substance to them:
"I believe he reacted out of deep concern and anger, but as a party we called him in and said, 'you are a leader of the ANC and these matters need to be discussed inside the organisation' and he [Magashule] conceded to this."
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The office of the Inspector-General has confirmed that an investigation into Magashule's claims have begun. The Secretary-General had lodged a complaint with the entity on Monday.
The office will now conduct a preliminary investigation before determining if the issue falls within their mandate and whether or not they will continue looking into the matter.
When questioned whether he felt comfortable with Magashule serving in the ANC in light of the allegations levied against him, Ramaphosa commented that:
"He has been advised to deal with the allegations and he is indeed dealing with the matter. Let us wait until the whole process unfolds,"
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Secretary-General had been accused of being central to state capture in the Free State.
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