- The ANC's spokesperson has said that the party is not investigating Ace Magashule
- Spokesperson Pule Mabe claims that the media invented this narrative
- He also slammed ANC members who leak information to the press
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has dismissed claims that the ANC is investigating Ace Magashule's involvement in the ATM party.
This comes after reports that Magashule played a role in forming the party.
Mabe says this narrative is false and that it was concocted in an attempt to undermine ANC unity.
Mabe made the comments while speaking on News Night. While he acknowledged that the party had spoken about the allegations that some in the ANC might have been involved with ATM, Mabe added that no individuals had been identified by name.
According to eNCA, Mabe also complained that certain individuals within the ANC were leaking information to the media. He said that these party members needed to be brought in line.
His comments come after a task team headed by former president Kgalema Motlanthe was headed up, ostensibly to look into allegations of ANC involvement in the formation of ATM.
The inquiry will have to submit its findings in 60 days, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The inquiry likely has its origins in the fact that that the ANC lost 500 000 votes to new and small political parties in this year's election.
Additionally, the Sunday Times had previously reported the claim made by Buyisile Ngqulwana, the head of the South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ (SACMCC), that Magashule was involved in forming the ATM with the intention of taking votes away from the ANC.
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