DA slams Magashule's Integrity Committee probe as 'spineless' move

DA slams Magashule's Integrity Committee probe as 'spineless' move

- The Democratic Alliance isn't buying that Ace Magashule presenting himself to the ANC's Integrity Commission is good enough

- The opposition party claims that the ANC's judges are sympathetic to corrupt officials in the party

- John Steenhuisen slammed Ramaphosa for the 'spineless' move against his comrade

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The Democratic Alliance has slammed the notion that Ace Magashule will be 'presenting' himself before the ANC's Integrity Commission.

The opposition party insists that this isn't going to cut it, simply because it feels that the ruling party treats the Commission like a court where the 'judges' are sympathetic with the corrupt.

Leader John Steenhuisen has slammed the move as nothing short of 'spineless':

“This is a spineless move which proves that the President is too weak to take decisive action against his party’s most corrupt, opting once again to choose the ANC over South Africa, kowtowing to both his comrades and the voters.”

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Steenhuisen has slammed Ramaphosa's announcement as 'spineless'. Image: Thierry Monasse, Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images
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Steenhuisen reminded President Cyril Ramaphosa of an announcement he had made earlier in the year, during which he had vowed that all members of the ANC facing corruption charges would need to 'step aside' until their cases have been finalised.

“Ace Magashule has not stepped aside, nor has he been suspended. President Ramaphosa’s promises on eradicating corruption are thus empty, and the line he has drawn in the sand has completely washed away. This is a slap in the face to South Africans deserving of justice for the ANC’s theft of their money and livelihoods.”

Steenhuisen slammed the commission as 'completely and utterly toothless' and serves no other purpose except to function as a 'veil for justice'.

Steenhuisen slammed Ramaphosa as too weak to act against the party's corrupt:

“This is a spineless move which proves that the President is too weak to take decisive action against his party’s most corrupt, opting once again to choose the ANC over South Africa, kowtowing to both his comrades and the voters.”

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Ace Magashule is set to answer to the African National Congress' integrity commission next week according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa confirmed that the party's secretary-general will be appearing before the committee this weekend following which the ANC's top officials will process the outcomes of the hearing.

The results of these deliberations would then be reported to the National Working Committee in addition to the NEC.

The NEC has concluded its most recent gathering during which Magashule's arrest had been a hot topic on the agenda.

The President dubbed the meeting as both frank and direct with participants attempting to persuade through the strength of their respective arguments.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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