- A recent report has uncovered information that suggests ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule, attempted to capture South African parliament
- Magashule attempted to take over two key committees via the appointment of former-SA President, Jacob Zuma, apologists
- However, current SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa, found out about the ploy and managed to nip the issue in the bud
It has come to light that African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General, Ace Magashule, recently made moves to take over parliament.
According to The Sunday Times, Magashule called a private caucus while South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was present at a meeting in Pretoria.
The caucus was meant to discuss the deployment of Jacob Zuma apologists in key portfolio committees.
However, Ramaphosa caught wind of the gathering and cancelled it immediately.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the issue will be brought up at a special National Executive Committee (NEC) this coming week.
Magashule told the public that the meeting was cancelled due to his presentation not being ready.
The Sunday Times reported that Magashule’s “coup” attempt included plans to try appoint Zuma supporters, Bathabile Dlamini, Sdumo Dlamini and Njabulo Nzuza, in key policy committee positions.
Briefly.co.za found out that Magashule allegedly attempted to push these names onto committee chair lists, as well as Supra Mahumapelo, Faith Muthambi, and Mosebenzi Zwane.
The ANC Secretary General also allegedly wanted to, through the act of gaining control of parliament, safeguard the current Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, from being impeached.
This “coup” attempt from Magashule follows on from the Secretary General’s alleged opposition to Ramaphosa’s decisions regarding the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
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