Eric Naki
Political Editor
6 minute read
30 Apr 2021
5:16 pm

Ace, Supra, other corruption-accused not going anywhere just yet

Eric Naki

The ANC secretary-general and others threaten to make a farce of the ANC's step-aside resolution, as they dig in their heels.

Not going anywhere fast: Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo and ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule at Luthuli House. Picture: Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Felix Dlangamandla

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s failure to step aside as instructed has thrown a spanner in the works for Luthuli House, which is grappling with the issue amid reports that Magashule has appealed the sanction against him. An appeal could frustrate the entire process and undermine the ANC's authority to deal with corruption in its ranks, since Magashule refusing to go will encourage Supra Mahumapelo and others to follow suit. This means all those in similar scenarios will remain in their positions - thanks to the ANC’s ill-defined policy which allows members who submitted appeals to continue being active in party...