Mzansi Debates Implications of Carl Niehaus and Ace Magashule’s Expulsions From African National Congress

Mzansi Debates Implications of Carl Niehaus and Ace Magashule’s Expulsions From African National Congress

  • Ace Magashule's expulsion from the African National Congress (ANC) has got Mzansi talking
  • The former ANC SG was booted from the party exactly six months after Carl Niehaus was expelled
  • South Africans are debating whether Niehaus' and Magashule's expulsion has to do with their criticism of President Cyril Ramaphosa

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JOHANNESBURG - Ace Magashule has joined the ranks of Carl Niehaus and Julius Malema as the latest member to be expelled from the African National Congress (ANC).

Ace Magashule was permanently suspended from the ANC
Ace Magashule joins Carl Niehaus as the latest suspended member of the African National Congress. Images: Mlungisi Louw & Darren Stewart
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The ruling party's National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) booted Magasule for two counts of misconduct after he tried to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa from the party, Daily Maverick reported.

Following the NDC's guilty verdict, the former ANC member had a chance to show cause why he shouldn't be expelled but missed the deadline.

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Magashule expulsion follows precisely six months after former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran Carl Niehaus was found guilty of six counts of misconduct and also expelled, Business Day reported.

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Both Magasuhle and Niehaus have openly criticised President Ramaphosa and some South Africans believe that is why they were expelled from the ANC.

South Africans debate why Niehaus and Magashule were suspended from the ANC

Below are some comments:

@SaboSizwe claimed:

"It has everything to do with discipline."

@DenzilMostert said:

"That is exactly what Zuma did to Malema. Nothing new."

@rage_spin argued:

"If that were the case, then half the ANC who are corrupt would be expelled."

@mosweu40 asked:

"How do you become vocal about your leader and party leader and still remain within? That is foolishness of the highest order."

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Ace Magashule clowned by Mzansi for “Africa Awake” viral video message: “What is he saying”

In another story, Briefly News reported that suspended African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule was all social media could talk about.

The embattled politician trended after a puzzling video where Magashule demanded that "Africa awake" spread like wildfire online.

In true South African fashion, citizens were quick with the jokes, with one netizen laughing that comrades become motivational speakers when the taps run dry.

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