Thapelo Lekabe
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
31 Mar 2021
8:32 am

ANC ‘step-aside’ rule: Final nail in Zuma camp’s coffin?

Thapelo Lekabe

It will be a brave person – especially one now specifically excluded from the perks of being a member in good standing of the ANC – to side with Jacob Zuma and Magashule.

Ace Magashule. Picture: Mpumalanga News

On the face of it, the decision by the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) to allow its secretary-general, Ace Magashule, a further 30 days to comply with a decision that he step aside because of serious pending charges against him, seems like another instance of kicking the political can down the road. Yet, that leeway might not necessarily be the lifeline for Magashule as journalists and newspapers sympathetic to him are portraying it. It may, in reality, be the opposite: the ANC NEC may be giving him enough rope to hang himself, politically. ALSO READ: What next for Ace Magashule?...