Eric Naki
Political Editor
4 minute read
9 Dec 2019
6:09 am

How Ace Magashule and his allies plan to oust Cyril Ramaphosa – sources

Eric Naki

A campaign to oust the president is being led by the ANC’s secretary-general, and includes erstwhile supporters of the president, sources say.

Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule.

A high-level campaign is under way within the ANC to discredit President Cyril Ramaphosa and oust him from power by using his so-called neoliberal policy as an excuse. A source with intimate knowledge of the situation claimed even some of Ramaphosa’s one-time Nasrec allies – David Mabuza and Lindiwe Sisulu – are part of the plot. The Premier League, a loose alliance of former premiers from the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West, and a small group from Gauteng, was being revived to spread an anti-Ramaphosa narrative ahead of next year’s national policy conference. The campaign would portray Ramaphosa as...