Editorials
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7 May 2021
8:14 am

Could Magashule’s outcome see a formation of a new party?

Editorials

A disciplinary process against Magashule raises the very real prospect that he will be expelled, as Malema was.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

In comparison to Ace Magashule’s “King Canute” moment in effectively commanding the sea to roll back, by “suspending” president Cyril Ramaphosa from the ANC, Julius Malema’s contravention of party discipline in 2012 was mild. Malema said then-president Jacob Zuma was just like his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, something which must have upset the man from Nkandla but was hardly mutiny in ANC ranks. ALSO READ: South Africans will suffer from ANC’s ‘civil war’, says DA leader However, Magashule’s open defiance of the party’s national working committee in continuing to maintain that his own suspension is illegal and his unilateral edict on Ramaphosa...

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