Ace Magashule spearheaded a GBVF campaign by the ruling party, as he maintains that he will only step down should he be asked to do so by the ANC.
The African National Congress (ANC) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 16 December 2020, to reveal that it hosted a gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) event. The event saw the party’s Secretary-General, Ace Magashule giving the foreword.
This comes as Magashule, who is facing multiple fraud and corruption charges, has made it clear that he will only step down if asked to do so by the ruling party. This is despite the party recently affirming that it is planning to enforce the resolution that should a member of its structures be implicated in corrupt dealings, they should step down with immediate effect.
During the event, Magashule endorsed the Back2Diginity initiative. The initiative was created by acclaimed South African actor and theatre practitioner, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube. The aim of the initiative is to focus on empowering men, in an attempt to build their self-esteem and hopefully prevent them from perpetuating abuse.
See the post below.
@MYANC Secretary General Comrade Ace Magashule at the Back to Dignity – Fighting the Scourge of Gender Based Violence, Femicide and Violence against Children Event. #Back2Dignity #GBV pic.twitter.com/0ZlPkqdV0Y
— African National Congress (@MYANC) December 16, 2020