OPINION | Magashule is resisting to face the chopping block alone

Magashule NEC meeting

Despite Ace Magashule’s infamous corruption and fraud scandals which he has vehemently denied – it is clear that the recently suspended ANC Secretary General is one unfortunate senior party members sent to the guillotine earlier than he expected.

Today, the ANC National Executive Committee will discuss and seal his fate following his appeal to lift the temporary suspension from party activities. Some of his comrades, including Cyril Ramaphosa in my opinion are also baying for his blood to seek immediate expulsion after Magashule’s attempt to sack Ramaphosa with a suspension. Magashule’s defiance has been understood to potentially destabilise the ANC and the country which might lead to a possible expulsion this afternoon.

Last night in an exclusive interview with one of the Television broadcasters, Magashule affirmed his position as a revolutionary who will live and die in the ANC.

Magashule took a strong stance to slam white monopoly capital claiming that South Africa’s economy is captured by three white families who own 60% of GDP. Subsequently his statements alluded to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s failure to align the 54th National conference resolutions which also encapsulated the transfer of wealth to the black majority.

At this point, Magashule opines that the current leadership is slow and adamant to address the expropriation of land and economic policies that empower black Africans to own the means of production.

Magashule has counter alluded that the current ANC consisting of the so called ‘reformists’ who are willing to work with the Democratic Alliance (DA) are deviating from the founding principles of the organisation. Magashule openly declared that the Democratic Alliance is an enemy of the ANC regarding policy. He is convinced that there is no way ANC can continue to vote with the DA in parliament unless either party is pushing their own interest.

Today after the ANC NEC meeting, South Africans will gain better understanding of the factional rift existing within the party structures. We are looking forward to witnessing the faction of the so-called reformists and the conservative party loyalists who are not in favour of the step aside resolution and suspension of party members facing unfinalized criminal charges in courts of law.

Magashule’s fate will be a historical moment for South African politics and the stability of the Ramaphosa administration as President of the ANC and the Republic of South Africa.

Simply put, Magashule wants to remain with the party regardless of his indictments by courts of law until his corruption charges are finalised in the form of conviction.