POLITICAL NEWS - The ANC in the Free State has called on its members in the province to take a stand against what it calls “perpetual attacks” on the stature of ANC national secretary-general (SG), Ace Magashule, despite the man himself confirming the party’s investigation into his alleged involvement in the formation of a rival party.
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) was launched in 2018, with former government communications and information services head, Mzwanele Manyi, later joining as policy head.
During a media briefing at the party’s headquarters of the Kaizer Sebothelo Building in Bloemfontein yesterday, provincial SG Paseka Nompondo said it had become abundantly clear that there was a movement against Magashule by people with ulterior motives.
This despite confirmation that the former president and SG of the party, Kgalema Motlanthe, will lead the investigations against Magashule, Jacob Zuma and others whose identities are not yet known, for the alleged involvement in the formation of the ATM.
“Let’s investigate, let us not rely on allegations and let comrades have an opportunity to clear their names,” said Nompondo.