Cyril needs to mobilise ANC branches or enforce step-aside decision fast
If the president rests on his laurels, the Magashule/Zuma faction could well topple him
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, by refusing to step aside after his formidable corruption charges, is clearly going for broke to topple President Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ANC and take control of the governing party.
It has now become a political battle between the two, where only one person could be the winner, while the other will certainly, at worst, be pushed out, or at best, be a lame duck.
Magashule and 15 others are facing fraud, corruption and money-laundering charges in relation to a failed 2014 asbestos project during his tenure as Free State premier. His case has been set down in the high court for August 11. ..