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‘He can't just write letters out of anger’: Mantashe reacts to Magashule’s ‘suspension’ of Ramaphosa - The Mail & Guardian

That is not how decisions are made in an organisation, the party’s national chairperson warns as Magashule sends suspension letter to Ramaphosa

2021-05-06 12:44:00 AM

ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has dismissed a last ditch attempt by temporarily suspended party secretary general Ace Magashule to suspend party president Cyril Ramaphosa.

That is not how decisions are made in an organisation, the party’s national chairperson warns as Magashule sends suspension letter to Ramaphosa

M&Gthat he was still the secretary general and this is not the way he would leave the party.“I was elected by conferences. That letter is not fake. I just told Pule [Mabe] that that letter is not fake. We know what they are trying to do. Why don’t you read those 10 [Nasrec resolution] points. They are using state organs and we have been quiet and we know this. We know that they are cooking something against Supra [Mahumapelo], [Bongani] Bongo and Lindiwe Sisulu. The letter was delivered,” Magashule told the

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M&G.In terms of the suspension letter Magashule is barred from carrying out his functions as secretary general and from representing the party, either publicly or in any other forum.The two-page letter, which was accompanied by a copy of the step-aside guidelines — which Magashule had defied — informed Magashule that he “may not make public pronouncements on matters related to the organisation”.

However in Magashule’s letter he states that Duarte had no “authority to issue such letters”.“Thus the letter is fatally flawed, and in fact unconstitutional. Furthermore these letters are based on a selective and factional interpretation of the relevant resolution,” Magashule says.

“I herewith announce that I am immediately, and formally, appealing this unconstitutional suspension. In terms of the ANC Constitution, my suspension is thus wholly suspended, until my appeal has been heard, and it’s final outcome announced,” the suspended ANC secretary general writes. 

In a bizarre twist, Magashule claims he is duty bound to uphold the party’s constitution and all administrative processes; urging his colleagues to also follow appropriate internal appeal processes.“It follows that the suspensions of all affected members will also in terms of the ANC Constitution be suspended with immediate effect. I have also, in accordance with the powers vested in me as the Secretary General of the ANC… summarily suspended the President of the ANC, comrade Cyril Ramaphosa. This is done in terms of Resolution 8.2 of the 54th National Conference, which states that, ‘Every cadre accused of, or reported to be involved in, corrupt practices accounts to the Integrity Committee immediately, or faces DC processes….,and Resolution 8.3 that further provides for the suspension of, “… people who fail to give an acceptable explanation, or to voluntarily step down while they face disciplinary, investigative or prosecutorial procedures”.

“I call on all members of the African National Congress to act with revolutionary dignity and respect, and to uphold the ANC Constitution. None of us should bow to illegal and unconstitutional actions. In doing so we must protect the unity of the ANC as leader of society,” Magashule concludes.

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Pres Zuma 2nd term's election and Pres Ramaposa's 1st term election iwas not voting for anc because i was among those who were described as with anger towards the organization.. and guess what. Now i will vote for this anc only if they keep up with the good work .. But deputy SG does not have powers to suspend SG... So that suspension is invalid... Therefore Cyril's suspension stands....