Not fair, says Mpofu of Ace’s suspension by ANC

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Not fair, says Mpofu of Ace’s suspension by ANC

Magashule’s counsel wants the court to declare ANC’s rule 25.70 unconstitutional

Franny Rabkin

There could be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Ace Magashule was not given a hearing by the ANC’s national executive committee before he was suspended, said his counsel in court on Thursday.

Dali Mpofu SC was addressing the Johannesburg high court in the suspended ANC secretary-general’s bid to have his suspension set aside and for the ANC’s “step-aside rule or regime” to be declared unconstitutional.

Under the step-aside rule, when an ANC member is charged with a serious criminal offence, they should step aside from their position. If they do not, they may be suspended...

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