Meanwhile, deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte says Magashule does not have the power to suspend any ANC-member. This after the ANC’s national working committee on Monday gave the green light to suspend all party leaders criminally charged, who did not step aside within the 30-day deadline, which expired last week. At the same time, the ANC’s Pule Mabe added that the decisions of the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee stand. The NEC will be meeting over the weekend and will accordingly respond to the Secretary General.
Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is appealing his suspension by the party and has in turn sought to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa.