ANC ethics body called for a review of Ace Magashule’s office

ANC ethics body called for a review of Ace Magashule’s office

The African National Congress' integrity office has called for a review and overhaul of the office of Secretary-General, Ace Magashule. The office's inefficiencies are given as reason to take closer look at it.

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The ruling party's ethics body, the integrity commission, is not happy with the current state of its Secretary-General's office.

The commission has now called for an 'overhaul' of Magashule's office, according to a report by SundayTimes.

Apparently, the commission has cited the office's inefficiencies as reason to review the Secretary-General's office.

"Based on the experience of [the integrity commission], of correspondence not being acknowledged or replied to, reports not being processed, and so forth, it will be necessary to examine and review the functioning of the office of the Secretary-General, which is the engine of the organisation."

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This comes after Magashule has been 'flagged' before the 2019 general elections. ANC members who were flagged have been 'encouraged' to step down from their posts. gathered that those close to Magashule's office describe it as an 'absolute mess'.

People are also unhappy with Carl Niehaus, who was hired by Magashule. Niehaus is described as idle and aggressive.

The commission, which is headed by ANC veteran George Mashamba, also feel that the party's highest leaders are part of the division within the party.

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Furthermore, the commission is concerned about the communication department as well.

“The ANC must recognise that in a democracy the media is an important player. The ANC needs to learn how to work with the media.”

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