- The nation is eagerly awaiting the ANC's announcement after National Executive Committee meetings
- The ruling party is set to reveal guidelines on how to handle members accused of corruption
- This has turned the spotlight onto party secretary-general Ace Magashule
South Africans are waiting to hear how the African National Congress intends to implement its promise that members accused of corruption will be forced to step down.
The ruling party's National Executive Committee is currently working out the finer details of how it will pull off this resolution.
As the ANC is seeking answers as to how it will compel members charged with graft to stand aside, all eyes have turned to secretary-general Ace Magashule.
#Magashulestepaside is currently trending on social media, exposing how many citizens have been affected by the failures of Magashule stemming from his time as the Premier of the Free State province.
With Magashule facing his own serious corruption charges after his arrest last year, many feel that the secretary-general's time in the position of power has run out.
Take a look at just a few contributions to the situation from South Africans below:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule had presented himself to the ruling party's Integrity Commission.
Commenting on the situation, Magashule said that he believes he made the right call.
Nevertheless, the secretary-general is sticking to his belief that stepping aside is not an option.
The politician is facing 21 charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering relating to his time as Free State Premier.
The Integrity Commission has limited powers and will only be able to make recommendations to the National Executive Committee.
The SABC spoke to political analyst Mcebisi Ndletyana who doesn't believe anything tangible is set to come of the move:
“Corruption in the ANC has been institutionalised and a lot of people are implicated. It has been going on for a while. So, even though they might talk of corruption, people are reluctant to act against it because if they do, they’ll also be punished. That’s what you have. Corruption is pretty much paralysing the organisation. I don’t know what the Commission will come up with and in fact, the NEC might not act.”
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