- EFF leader Julius Malema shared his views on the ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule's step-aside matter
- Malema believes that President Cyril Ramaphosa was badly advised on the Magashule matter and made a horrible decision
- Malema went on to speak about Magashule's secretary-general position being an important one in the ANC
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has warned against the African National Congress National Executive Committee's decision to have all members charged with corruption step aside or face suspension.
Malema believes that a move such as this would collapse the ruling party instead of strengthening it. Referring to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Malema stated that he is 'badly advised' adding that he thinks the ANC has no idea what Ace Magashule's Secretary-General position includes.
The Red Berets head stated that the decision was an overall horrible one to take although it does help the EFF.
According to TimesLIVE, Malema was speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, 31 March where he spoke about the step-aside resolution being a horrible one. Malema stated that it was a front as many ANC members voted Magashule into the SG position.
Malema went on to say that the ruling party's structures elected the SG even with all the issues surrounding him. Malema stated that those who elected Magashule knew of all the scandals he is involved in yet they still chose to vote him in.
A report by JacarandaFM stated that journalists posed the question of the ANC NEC resolution to Malema. The EFF leader stated that attacking the SG is like attacking the belly of the party. Juju advised that in situations such as these, one would have to mobilise branches of the party to take a decision to remove the SG through a special conference.
In other news about Magashule and the ANC, Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) held a four-day meeting where President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the closing address on the evening of Monday, 29 March.
During the meeting, Ramaphosa stated that ANC members should no longer be associated with the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) forces movement. The movement is currently being run by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule staffer Carl Niehaus.
Magashule's supporters objected to him stepping aside. His supporters disrupted a National Executive Committee meeting about the controversial SG. Magashule's supporters objected to him being forced to step down within seven days.
This is in connection to a R233 million roof audit in the Free State which Magashule is accused of both fraud and corruption. Reports say that Magashule was charged with 74 counts of fraud and corruption.
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