Ace Magashule has stood by his comment that President Cyril Ramaphosa could not take sole credit for the ANC's victory at the polls. The party's secretary-general has denied any bad blood between himself and Ramaphosa.
ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule stands by his comment that it was the ANC as a collective, and not President Cyril Ramaphosa as an individual, that ensured their victory during the elections.
This news comes after a spat between himself and elections head, Fikile Mbalula, who claimed that without Ramaphosa's leadership, the ANC would have slumped to below 40% support.
According to Eyewitness News, Magashule has reiterated his opinion on the matter, adamant that the party was a collective and an individual could not be heralded as the reason for its success.
As far as the tension between the secretary-general and Ramaphosa, who once jokingly referred to Ace as the 'real boss', Magashule insists that all is well:
“We are working very well with the president of the ANC. Ramaphosa works as part of the collective.”
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that minister for the presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had lost the race to led the ANC to Ramaphosa back in 2017, had been irked by Mbalula's comments.
The minister had labeled the notion that the ANC would have lost their majority without Ramaphosa as divisive, saying that:
"Yes [the comments are divisive], if you keep raising issues around Nasrec that's divisive, isn't it? Because Nasrec was a point in time, why do we keep going back to it? To what end? How does it help advance the ANC?"
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