The ANC NEC ordered Magashule to do so after he wrote a letter suspending ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa. Jessie Duarte briefed the media on the outcomes of the NEC meeting held over the weekend. She said Magashule has been handed a temporary suspension. Duarte says the suspension will however be reviewed from time to time.
The ANC says it hopes suspended Secretary-General Ace Magashule apologises publicly to the party and the public by the end of the week.