ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule claims that a social media post, in direct contradiction to a statement put out by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was the result of his account being hacked.
With ANC senior officials squabbling over the SA Reserve Bank this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa attempted to put the matter to bed, issuing a statement on the situation.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that Ramaphosa had made it clear that nationalising the central bank was just not an option in SA's current economic environment.
Just moments after the statement had been released, a post on Twitter was sent out from Ace Magashule's official account, reading:
“The ANC NEC Lekgotla agreed to expand the mandate of the SARB beyond price stability to include growth and employment.”
This came in direct contradiction to Ramaphosa's comments, and the Secretary-General has since claimed that his account had been hacked.
While Mzansi debates whether or not this is believable, an ANC official says they suspect an official in the Secretary-General's office was behind the offending post, reports The Daily Maverick.
Here are some responses to Magashule's claim, which seems to be hard to swallow for some South Africans:
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