- It was earlier announced in a statement by the ANC that Ace Magashule has been temporarily suspended
- This came after Magashule was given 30 days to steps aside from his position as secretary-general for the party following corruption claims
- Many politicians, such as Mmusi Maimane, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, and Herman Mashaba, have shared their thoughts on the temporary suspension
Ace Magashule was recently temporarily suspended by the ANC following his refusal to willingly step aside as an ANC member after he was accused of corruption within the government. Many local politicians have since shared their thoughts on the ANC's decision.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters simply shared a GIF of a child laughing as a response to the news while former DA leader Mmusi Maimane reshared an old video of himself in which he criticises the ANC.
"We don't have a Jacob Zuma problem, we have an ANC problem," Maimane can be heard saying in the clip.
Meanwhile, Herman Mashaba had this to say:
"I’ve given up on trying to understand the dynamics of the ANC, all I know is that this isn’t serving us, the people of South Africa. This is all about personal enrichment and who gets to loot what. Nothing else. It’s time to unseat the ANC. It’s that simple."
The DA's John Steenhuisen was of the opinion that the suspension was simply not enough:
"Suspending #AceMagashule from the ANC is not enough, Ramaphosa and the ANC must hand over all compelling evidence at their disposal to law enforcement agencies for Ace's corrupt dealings and ensure that he is put behind bars. Free State residents deserve justice."
Briefly News also reported that Ace Magashule's battle continues as he recently stated that he would no longer remain silent as he alleged that state resources were being used against him and his allies. Magashule did not give any names.
Magashule stated that he stayed in his position as African National Congress Secretary-General because he had appealed the ruling party's decision to have him suspended. Magashule alleged that he had suspended President Cyril Ramaphosa due to the CR17 campaign.
Magashule's claims seem a bit far-fetched as he had not received a mandate from the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is the only body between conferences that can suspend a party president.
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