- Ace Magashule is suspended from his position until the final outcome of his criminal case.
- ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte wrote a letter to
Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has been suspended by the party.
In a letter, drafted 3 May, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte informed Magashule that he was temporarily suspended, effective from Monday, until the final outcome of his court proceedings.
Magashule is out on R200 000 bail and charged with corruption, fraud and money laundering related to a Free State asbestos tender.
Duarte told Magashule that, as part of his suspension, he may not carry out his duties and responsibilities as secretary-general; he may not represent the organisation publicly; and he cannot make public pronouncements nor can he mobilise ANC structures.
The ANC's national working committee on Monday gave the green light to suspend all party leaders criminally charged, who did not step aside within the 30-day deadline which expired last week.