In a recent interview on MacG’s Podcast and Chill, Ace Magashule, the leader of the African Congress for Transformation (ACT) and former Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), made some startling revelations. He expressed regret over his past support for Cyril Ramaphosa for the position of deputy president within the ANC in 2012.
The Warning Signs
Ace Magashule claimed that he and other ANC members had been cautioned against supporting Ramaphosa. These warnings came from multiple factions within the ANC, suggesting that Ramaphosa might not be the best fit for the deputy president position.
In the interview, Ace Magashule delved deeper into his regrets. He highlighted specific instances where he felt Ramaphosa fell short of the expectations that were set for him, both as deputy president and later as South Africa’s president.
According to the ANC’s constitution, the election procedure for a deputy president is explicitly defined. Ace Magashule’s startling revelations could potentially trigger a reevaluation of whether the ANC adhered to its own constitutional guidelines during the 2012 elections.
The interview has set off a tidal wave of public opinion, involving both ANC loyalists and the general populace. While some concur with Ace Magashule’s views, others are skeptical about the timing and motive behind these revelations.
Ace Magashule’s confessions have introduced a new dimension to the intricacies of South African politics. While the long-term ramifications of his statements are yet to be seen, they have unquestionably fueled a fervent debate about ANC’s leadership.