Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
10 May 2021
8:16 pm

‘Won’t apologise’ – Magashule gives Ramaphosa the middle finger

Eric Naki

'The secretary-general has appealed the suspension, he will proceed with legal action. But he will not apologise because he is convinced of the position he has taken,' says a source close to Magashule.

File picture. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto, 7 March 2021, as part of ANC national officials countrywide celebrations of 150 years of Mama Charlotte Maxeke. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has shown the party’s second-highest decision-making body, the national executive committee (NEC), and President Cyril Ramaphosa the middle finger and vowed: “I won’t apologise." ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday displayed his resoluteness for all to see who is boss by giving Magashule his marching orders and telling him to apologise. Backed by a strong endorsement from the party’s top brass NEC, Ramaphosa told Magashule to stay at home and apologise publicly for undermining him with an unwarranted suspension. But an adamant Magashule vowed he would not apologise to anyone and he would proceed with...