- Ace Magashule said that he is relaxed and not stressed despite the issues surrounding him
- Magashule was recently in Soweto where he planted 100 trees after promising the community the donation
- Magashule seemed calm, according to reports, while speaking about the matter involving him and the ANC NEC
Secretary-General Ace Magashule who is currently among those in the ANC who have been charged with corruption and are now being pushed to resign or face suspension was in Soweto to plant 100 trees.
Magashule spoke to members of the community as well as journalists on the scene on Wednesday, 31 March, regarding the prompting for him to step down by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The controversial SG went on to say that he was not going anywhere and would begin consulting the former leaders of the ANC starting with former ANC Treasurer-General Matthews Phosa.
According to a report by EWN, Magashule told journalists not to worry and to "leave ANC matters to the ANC". Magashule reiterated that he was not stressed and referred to himself in the third person, adding that he is still the ANC's secretary-general.
CapeTalk reported that Magashule visited Soweto after he promised to return with a donation of trees during a previous visit for a campaign for by-elections.
In other news about Magashule and the ANC, Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema believes the ANC made a horrible decision. This follows the ANC National Executive Committee's (NEC) 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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