ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule must step aside pending the outcome of his fraud and corruption case. The party’s integrity commission’s recommendations also provided for Magashule’s likely suspension. In its three-page report to the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC), the commission says the party’s conference decisions must apply “without fear or favour”.
In its recommendations, the ANC noted that should the officials not have developed clear guidelines on this process yet, “such individuals will be instructed to step aside”. According to the report, Magashule has indicated he would abide by the decisions of the NEC but should this not happen, the NEC should consider suspending him in line with the party’s constitution.
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