ANC NEC shows its hand as it says Ace must apologise, or else

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ANC NEC shows its hand as it says Ace must apologise, or else

Magashule faces disciplinary action if he doesn't say sorry for ‘completely unacceptable’ letter ‘suspending’ Ramaphosa

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It’s been a week of high drama for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule — a temporary suspension from the organisation he administratively leads, followed by a removal from its top structure’s crucial online meeting, and now the ANC wants him to apologise for “suspending” party president Cyril Ramaphosa without the authority to do so.

The ANC has also confirmed that his deputy Jessie Duarte will carry out the secretary-general functions in Magashule’s absence.

“The NEC reaffirms its full confidence in our deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte and supports her in carrying out her duties as per the ANC constitution,” said Ramaphosa on Monday while delivering his closing remarks to the three-day meeting...

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