By Thys Khiba
Pretoria – The suspended African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule has served Luthuli House with court papers challenging the constitutionality of the ANC 2017 Conference resolution of ‘step aside’ and the decision by ANC NEC to temporarily suspend him.
“To date, it has been widely accepted that unfortunately the leadership of the ANC (including me) has unfortunately dismally failed to reconcile the two main factions, with potentially dire consequences for the ANC,” said Magashule.
This is after the embattled Secretary General Magashule delayed to step aside and was thus summarily suspended by the party’s highest decision-making body, the National Executive Committee (NEC).
Meanwhile, the ANC has indicated that it would further discipline Magashule if he did not apologize for trying to fight back against the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa for his suspension.
There other ANC members who had to step aside from their positions due to their court cases linked to fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Magashule is represented by Mabuza attorneys who have sent a letter to the Gauteng High Court wanting an order for the step aside resolution to be declared unconstitutional.
“Declaring: the ANC step-aside rule or regime and/or Rule 25.70 of the ANC constitution to be unlawful, unconstitutional, invalid and null and/or void ab initio.”
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