Who’s trying to discredit whom in the ‘race for Ace’?

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Who’s trying to discredit whom in the ‘race for Ace’?

ANC top dog and Independent Media say his arrest is imminent. Everyone else says bull, so who do we believe?

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Ace Magashule and the journalists (sic) of the Independent (sic) group seem adamant the Hawks are about to arrest the ANC secretary-general. The priority crime unit and Magashule’s lawyers, and the rest of SA’s media, say differently. In short, it’s all as clear as carefully slung mud.

To be fair to the Independent (sic) group, it’s only reporting what it’s probably being fed. Magashule himself apparently verified the news of his impending arrest, telling IOL late on Tuesday night: “I’m aware. I’m aware. It’s going to be a Hollywood-style type of thing. But we will see.”

On Wednesday, after the report had been denied by pretty much every South African who doesn’t work for Magashule or Independent’s Iqbal Survé, the secretary-general and his media stenographers seemed to double down via a headline that couldn’t really have been more clear: “‘I’m aware of the arrest warrant, they’re coming. It’s not fake news,’ says Ace Magashule.”..

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