- Ace Magashule has blasted Derek Hanekom, calling him an "EFF sleeper"
- This comes after Hanekom admitted to meeting with the EFF in 2017 to discuss a no confidence vote against Jacob Zuma
- Magashule alleges that Hanekom is driving to divide the ANC
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has slammed former minister Derek Hanekom, calling him a "wedge-driver".
His remark came in response to revelations that Hanekom met with the EFF in 2017 to discuss a vote of no confidence to remove then-president, Jacob Zuma.
"Hanekom [is] on a mission to divide the ANC," Magashule said.
This comes after Hanekom admitted that he had met with the EFF to inform them that some ANC MPs would vote with them against Zuma, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Magashule made the remarks concerning Hanekom in a new statement. He added that when an open vote of no confidence was put forward regarding Zuma, Hanekom was among those who requested that the vote be done by secret ballot, according to Times Live.
The ANC secretary-general went on to accuse Hanekom of "linking all the bad publicity that the ANC has had to the accusations against former president Zuma". He also says that Hanekom is using his position at the Athmed Kathrada Foundation to advance his political agenda.
Hanekom has since defended his decision to meet with the EFF, saying it was in the common interest of all South Africans and had taken place during a "difficult time" for the country.
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