Editorials
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12 Nov 2020
5:04 am

No explaining ANC’s Ace U-turn

Editorials

Prosecutions for corruption are now being likened to a political witch-hunt, with apartheid being invoked at every opportunity for good measure.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Gallo Images/Sunday Times/Alon Skuy

One of the least surprising things in South Africa today – apart from the fact it is Thursday – is that the ANC has decided to row back on its decision that any comrade accused of corruption or related offences should step aside while investigations continue. That was a decision taken not long ago by the organisation’s national executive committee (NEC) … but clearly, as in the George Orwell novel Animal Farm, some animals on the ANC farm are more equal than others. Thus, secretary-general Ace Magashule is allowed to hold on to his position, whereas others – including Gauteng...