- ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule stated that he was feeling good about his meeting with former president Jacob Zuma
- Magashule, however, did not give any specifics about his meeting and the discussions he had with Zuma
- The meeting with Zuma follows Magashule's previous announcement that he would be meeting with former ANC leaders
African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule claimed that he was feeling energised following his meeting on Thursday with former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla homestead.
Specifics of the discussion between Magashule and Zuma currently remain unclear however Magashule has previously stated that he would consult the ANC's former leaders prior to taking action towards the organisation's step-aside resolution.
The policy implemented by President Ramaphosa aims to push all ANC party members facing corruption charges to step aside and resign from the positions within 30 days or face suspension.
Magashule in return has given provincial party secretaries a deadline of 5pm to submit their lists of people who would be impacted by the policy According to EWN, Magashule claimed that he would never leave the ANC regardless of what transpires in the future.
Magashule has been in the headlines since the 30-day step-aside rule came to play. Previously, Briefly News reported that Magashule defended the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) faction. This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that no members of the ANC should be associated with the RET.
Magashule is also planning to hold a meeting with Ramaphosa before the end of April. His plan is to discuss the 30-day step-aside rule set out to have members charged with serious crimes temporarily step down or face suspension.
After Magashule's meeting with Ramaphosa, he is planning to consult with former ANC leaders such as Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe.
Magashule also seemed to be cool, calm and collected as he planted trees in Soweto recently. He 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.
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