Ace Magashule confirms he eyes post of ANC President

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Ace Magashule confirms he eyes post of ANC President
IN THE RING: Suspended ANC SG Ace Magashule has thrown his hat into the ring stating that he plans to criss-cross the country to garner support ahead of the 2022 ANC elective conference. PICTURE BY SABC

He said he will now begin his campaign, travelling nationally.


Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has confirmed that he wants to lead the party as its President.

Magashule said he will now begin a national campaign, visiting provinces to drum up support ahead of the party’s 2022 elective conference.

He answered journalists while appearing at the Mangaung Magistrates Court for his corruption case.

“I’m eager, I’m waiting to go to the public office in South Africa, not the Free State and I will show you the support we have all over the country, not just in the Free State,” he said.

“Open the political space and see what I can do,” Magashule declared.

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He is charged alongside 15 others, and they are facing charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering relating to the alleged irregularity of a R255 million tender to remove asbestos roofing.

He said he was so energetic to prove his “capacity”, to woe support and go contest President Cyril Ramaphosa when the December 2022 congress is convened.

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Last week former President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, also announced the launch of his campaign to contest President Cyril Ramaphosa at next year’s elective conference.

Regions and provinces are currently preparing their structures for elective conferences in the lead up to the 2022 national conference.

“See my capacity, not in the Free State, in the country,” he told the SABC.

(edited by MLM)

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