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11 Nov 2020
5:06 am

No more Aces up their sleeves?


Is it too soon to hope that, now that Ace has seemingly been removed from the 'radical economic transformation' and state capture pack, the whole corrupt house of cards might come tumbling down?

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule holds a media briefing to discuss the outcomes of its four-day National Executive Committee meeting at Luthuli House, Johannesburg, 2 October, 2019. Picture: Emmanuel Croset

Having an ANC leader – secretary-general Ace Magashule, in this case – appearing before a court to answer for alleged abuse of taxpayers’ money is something many thought they would never see. The party has long proclaimed its commitment to fighting corruption and to running a clean administration. Yet, even under President Cyril Ramaphosa – the man many hoped would “save” South Africa – the looting has continued … and become even more morally repugnant because the ANC’s cadres could not resist “eating” from money intended to help fight the biggest health crisis this country has faced. A warrant of...