The African National Congress (ANC) has raised flames against claims that the party’s secretary general, Ace Magashule, has distanced himself from a letter written by President Cyril Ramaphosa, further fueling the factionalism claims that have rocked one of the continent’s oldest releases. movements.
“The ANC condemns in the strongest terms the work of the peddlers of false information who are determined to sow divisions within the ANC,” ANC spokesman Pule Mabe said in a statement on Monday. August 24, 2020.
“The latest episode comes from those who claim that the secretary general of the ANC, Comrade Ace Magashule, has moved the ANC away from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter to members of the ANC”
Reviews of Magashule, “ fake news peddlers ”
Ramaphosa, who is also the party’s leader, addressed a strongly worded letter to the ANC, in which he called on members to acknowledge that they were deeply involved in allegations of corruption.
He said they had to be sensitive to the concerns people expressed about the ANC’s role in questionable activities.
“Today, the ANC and its leaders are accused of corruption. The ANC may not be alone in the dock, but it presents itself as Accused # 1. This is the harsh reality we now face, ”Ramaphosa said.
However, social media accounts claimed that Magashule, who himself is no stranger to corruption allegations, essentially challenged Ramaphosa and said he did not have the authority to write a letter to members.
Magashule is the the subject of a multitude of corruption allegations, much compared to his tenure as Prime Minister of the Free State. His name is also a regular feature of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry – with witnesses claiming he pocketed millions on an asbestos project and colluded with it. the Gupta family to loot the state coffers.
The ANC responded to the allegations, claiming they were the work of detractors seeking to divide the party.
“It is clear that the corner drivers who hate to see a united ANC are now trying everything possible to undermine the collective determination and unity of our leaders to fight corruption wherever it looks up. ugly, ”Mabe said.
ANC: “ We are all behind the president ”
Mabe maintains that the party strongly supports its leader as well as the content of the letter. He also called on the structures within the party to remain vigilant and defend his unity against “those who seek to weaken the ANC”
“We wish to categorically state that the entire leadership of the ANC, including the Secretary General, fully supports the content of President Ramaphosa’s letter as it reflects and represents the views of the collective,” he said. .