- Ace Magashule feels that he is being unfairly targeted by elements within the ruling party
- He compared his suspension by the NEC to being charged in a kangaroo court
- Magashule also subtly accused the ANC of having double standards and that many within the ANC were facing criminal charges but were not suspended
Ace Magashule threatens to crash the party over the weekend and attend the NEC meeting despite his suspension.
Magashule gave an exclusive interview to the SABC in which he levelled a number of accusations against the ruling party over its step-aside policy.
He also reassured his supporters that he is not going anywhere and plans to appeal his suspension.
He subtly accused the ANC of double standards. He claimed that there were many people within the ANC who have pending criminal cases who have not been suspended according to The Citizen.
“You can’t be charged, like it is a kangaroo court. The step-aside resolution is designed to remove Bongani Bongo and me. We have collected many names (of those who are implicated),” he said.
Earlier. Briefly News reported that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has said that his suspension from the ANC is similar to the draconian laws imposed upon the ANC by the apartheid government.
Magashule was interviewed by the SABC and he said that the step-aside policy was an example of hypocrisy.
Magashule is being criminally charged in relation to a R250 million asbestos auditing contract. He has labelled the charges 'bogus'.
Magashule said that he was surprised when his deputy, Jessie Duarte, handed him his suspension letter. He said that this has not affected his relationship with her.
In other news, President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally issued a response to Ace Magashule's letter in which he suspends the president who had given him 30 days to step aside as an ANC official following many allegations of corruption within the government.
Ramaphosa, who confirmed that he received Magashule's letter, says that he was both shocked and appalled by presumably, Magashule's audacity. He also said that he will leave the matter to be dealt with by the NEC.
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.
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