- Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule's latest decision to rub shoulders with the Economic Freedom Fighters has tongues waging
- Magashule joined the opposition party in celebration of the Freedom Charter at Walter Sisulu square over the weekend
- South Africans were mostly baffled after seeing pictures and videos of Magashule cosying up with the EFF
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JOHANNESBURG - Suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule of the African National Congress (ANC) raised many eyebrows after was spotted with the Economic Freedom Fighters leaders over the weekend.
Magashule was celebrating Freedom Charter Day with the EFF at Walter Sisulu Square on Sunday 26 June. The political organisation took to social media to pride itself on being the only party that takes the celebration day seriously.
The EFF wrote:
"The EFF leadership with Secretary-General of the ANC @Magashule_Ace at the Walter Sisulu Square observing Freedom Charter Day The EFF is the only organisation that cherishes this historic day in the history of the liberation struggle."
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The EFF also hosted a rally in honour of Freedom Charter Day in Soweto. The party's leader even told supporters that it will unseat the ruling party at the 2024 General elections, reports News24.
The Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955 by the Congress of the People in Kliptown. The historic document was then seen as an alternative to the constitution during the apartheid years.
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Many South Africans were baffled to see Magashule rub shoulders with the EFF. Some people began to question whether the EFF safe haven for disgruntled ANC members and leaders.
While others wanted to know why the suspended secretary-general was not brave enough to leave the ANC and join the opposition.
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Here are some comments below:
"So, the EFF is now home to all thieves who feel unwanted in the ANC ."
"My EFF is getting closer and closer to becoming an ANC faction."
"Ace is either going to join the EFF and/or he will be represented by Adv Dali Mpofu when his case resumes or both. The EFF should have just given him his red jacket which he will be wearing in future court cases."
"This is sad to watch....Ace is totally defeated...at one stage Ace was said to be more powerful, stronger and even more dangerous than Cyril Ramaphosa...but look at him now looking all sad, confused and weak."
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He addressed attendees at the 67th-anniversary celebration of the Freedom Charter in Kliptown on Sunday 26 June when he said the party needs to remove the African National Congress in the 2024 elections.
Malema said the EFF is the rightful replacement for the ANC and that the ruling party is at its weakest point. According to News24, the EFF leader said that if the party does not take full advantage of the ANC’s weak state, it will never get it again. He told supporters that the EFF is a weapon one must have when confronting the “white monopoly” capital.
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