Steenhuisen: Ramaphosa must deal with 'vulture' Ace Magashule

Steenhuisen: Ramaphosa must deal with 'vulture' Ace Magashule

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has told the president to stop 'tip-toeing' around Ace Magashule, adamant that he was betraying the dreams of South Africa in the process. Steenhuisen called on Ramaphosa not to sit and watch while the Secretary-General populated key positions with members of his faction.

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John Steenhuisen has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the ANC Secretary-General.

The Democratic Alliance Chief Whip wants Ramaphosa to stop 'tip-toeing' around Magashule, claiming that the president was betraying the dreams of the nation while avoiding the issue.

Steenhuisen called on Ramaphosa to not sit and watch while the Secretary-General instated his faction into key parliamentary structures:

"Mr President heed this warning. Ace Magashule is like a vulture that has flown in fresh from picking dry the carcass of the Free State administration. He is moving against you Mr President, he has deployed his minions into key positions in this house to weaken you, and just like a vulture, he is perched at Luthuli House waiting for that first carrion whiff of weakness that will signal the kill."

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TimesLIVE reports that Steenhuisen had sparred no blows in his address, commenting that:

"The longer you remain agnostic to the Magashule manoeuvring, and the more you tiptoe around Ace, calling him 'My Boss' and telling us that 'without him you are nothing', the harder you stamp on the dreams of our citizens."

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