The African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa, announced on Monday the expulsion of its former secretary general, Ace Magashule. This decision comes in the wake of his conviction for breaching the party’s constitution.
In line with the implementation of stricter regulations concerning party members facing corruption charges, Ace Magashule, the former secretary general of the African National Congress (ANC), was suspended from his involvement in the day-to-day affairs of the party back in May 2021.
In the aftermath of his suspension, Ace Magashule made an unsuccessful bid to exercise his authority as secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC) by attempting to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa. However, his efforts proved futile and did not yield the desired outcome.
After a thorough investigation, the African National Congress (ANC) disciplinary committee has determined that Ace Magashule is in breach of various rules outlined in the party’s constitution. These transgressions encompass non-compliance with stated party policies, resolutions, and regulations.
In a statement, the African National Congress (ANC) clarified that the decision to remove Ace Magashule from the party was reached due to his affiliation with the faction led by former leader Jacob Zuma. This determination was made after Magashule failed to provide a satisfactory response regarding why he should not face expulsion from the party.
Formerly regarded as one of President Ramaphosa’s primary political adversaries, Ace Magashule faced charges related to a contract for auditing residences with asbestos roofs during his tenure as the Premier of the Free State province between 2014 and 2016. However, Magashule vehemently denies any involvement in or misconduct regarding the matter.