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ANC encourages members implicated in corruption to voluntarily step aside

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The ANC held a two-day virtual NEC meeting where it, again, resolved to have members implicated in corruption voluntarily step aside, in light of the controversy surrounding Ace Magashule.

The African National Congress (ANC) took to Twitter on Sunday, 14 February 2021, to share the closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa from the two-day virtual National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. The meeting was held between Saturday, 13 February 2021, and Sunday, 14 February 2021. One of the most notable discussion points was the matter of corruption and implicated members needing to step down.

The resolution was previously announced after an ANC conference. However, when it was time to take action amid the corruption allegations levelled against its Secretary-General (SG), Ace Magashule, the party held its silence on the SG continuing to hold office.

Again, at the latest meeting, the ANC announced that it is set to establish an Integrity Commission to govern the conduct of the party members and ensure that matters of disrepute, like corruption, do not continue. Moreover, in the meantime, the party has called on members implicated in corruption to voluntarily step aside.

Currently, Magashule has still not stepped down, as it is believed that the reiteration was in reference to him. However, some NEC members that have been implicated in corruption have not stepped down either.

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Sabelo Makhubo
s.makhubo@politicalanalysis.co.za

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