The South African Judiciary has confirmed through its judgement that it has ruled to dismiss suspended ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule’s order to contend his suspension with the ANC.
The South African Judiciary and Office of the Chief Justice issued a media statement on Friday, 9 July 2021, on the matter between suspended Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule and President Cyril Ramaphosa. According to the statement by the judiciary, Magashule sought to contest his suspension on the grounds that the ANC step-aside rule was unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid.
Furthermore, so was the issued suspension letter that the suspension of the president was valid, and that the instruction for Magashule to apologise for issuing the president with a suspension letter was unlawful and unenforceable. The Gauteng Division of the High Court confirmed its judgement against Magashule and in favour of the president.
According to the court, “It is clear that the recognition by the ANC of the nature and extent of corruption and its impact on society and the ANC, triggered the need for decisive action by the party.” The court also stated that the ANC was found to be loyal to its own Constitution in holding Magashule to account through his suspension as a member of the party. The court also confirmed that it dismissed the application by Magashule to have President Ramaphosa suspended.
See the post below.
The Gauteng Division of the High Court handed down Judgment for the matter, “Elias Sekgobelo Magashule v Cyril Ramaphosa and Others”.
Read Judgment here: https://t.co/zjAB4Kbnhn
Media Summary: https://t.co/dM3RwRyOxp
— RSAJudiciary (@OCJ_RSA) July 9, 2021