…By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media.
Former ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is facing expulsion from the political party as a disciplinary committee has recommended his removal.
The committee found him guilty of illegally attempting to suspend party president Cyril Ramaphosa in May 2021.
Deadline for Written Submission
Fikile Mbalula, Magashule’s successor, announced that the disciplinary hearing took place earlier in May and Magashule was found guilty of misconduct for failing to apologize to the ANC for his suspension attempt.
Magashule now has seven days to submit a written response to the national disciplinary committee, explaining why he should not be suspended.
Context of Suspension Attempt
Magashule’s attempt to suspend Ramaphosa occurred while he himself was facing suspension due to the step-aside rule, relating to his alleged involvement in the Free State asbestos case.
Free State Asbestos Case Hearing Scheduled
The long-awaited trial for the Free State asbestos case, involving Magashule and other accused individuals such as Edwin Sodi and Nthimotse Mokhesi, has been scheduled to take place from April 15 to June 23, 2024, in the Bloemfontein High Court.
The accused face a total of 95 charges, including contravention of the Public Finance Management Act, money laundering, fraud, and corruption.
Expulsion Recommendation Hangs Over Magashule’s Future
The recommendation for Magashule’s expulsion from the ANC marks a significant development in the ongoing political saga surrounding the former secretary-general.
The outcome of his written submission to the national disciplinary committee will determine the next steps in his political career within the party.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn