Jesse Duarte Accuses Magashule Camp of ‘Samson Approach’ as Embattled SG Consults with Zuma and other Leaders

By Oliver Ngwenya    15-Apr-2021 20:39 UTC+02:00

Ace Magashule and Jessie Duarte in happier times Photo:EWN

The ANC deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte has come out strongly against the embattled party’s secretary general, Ace Magashule and his supporters, accusing them of attempting to bring down the party on their way out.

She was speaking on Thursday while accusing Magashule and his supporters of leaking some recordings of ANC NEC high-level meetings to the public domain.

She went as far as to say that Magashule and his faction have what she called the “Samson Approach” and were trying to bring the party down on their way out.

Duarte further accused the embattled SG of trying to give the impression that she was the one who was against former president Zuma and wanted him to appear before the Zondo Commission when the SG himself had stated that Zuma must testify before the Commission but that had not been included in the selective clip.

Speaking to a local radio and TV station, Duarte said of Magashule: “I am calling on the Secretary-General of the ANC and asking him to respect the ANC and to call on his supporters to stop this,” she said in apparent reference to the leaking of the recordings.

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the ANC, Mr. Ace Magashule is reported to have visited the former president of the ANC, Mr. Jacob G. Zuma to seek his advice on the step aside resolution of the party’s NEC. It was also reported that he would be consulting with the other former party leaders, Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbeki ahead of the 30-day deadline that the party had slapped all those party members and leaders who had been criminally charged.

The step aside resolution states that if the member does not step aside in the 30 days, then the party’s constitution will kick in and the member will be suspended from the party.

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