‘Unstressed’ Ace Magashule ‘not going anywhere’

‘Unstressed’ Ace Magashule ‘not going anywhere’

African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule has dismissed reports that he could resign from the governing party.

ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule generic picture

Speculation emerged over the weekend that Magashule and the so-called radical economic transformation faction within the party, threatened to resign en masse due to the step aside rule.

The party’s national executive committee meeting resolved on Monday that Magashule and other members facing corruption and other serious charges should leave their offices within 30 days or face suspension. 

Magashule, who was in Soweto, broke his silence on Wednesday.  

"Me, Ace Magashule will never establish any new party. I will never go anywhere to join any other party, I will live and die in the ANC and I have been there in the struggle. 

"I did not join the struggle yesterday. I have been there, I have remained loyal member of the ANC. I have served the ANC with dignity and respect and discipline and my blood will forever be green and gold.

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Magashule told reporters that he respects the decisions of the NEC.

"That is our resolution of the national executive meeting, it is an internal matter. Let's leave it there and as a member of the ANC leader as secretary-general, I respect the decision of a collective.

"Let's wait until 30 days. The organisation has taken its decision in a line of Nasrec resolutions, and I support Nasrec resolutions. Let us wait and see," he added.


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