African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly said that the embattled secretary-general Ace Magashule’s letter attempting to suspend him left him “shocked and dismayed”.
According to EWN, Ramaphosa said this when he addressed the party’s caucus on Thursday morning.
He said he received the letter on Wednesday night.
A News24 report said that Ramaphosa’s view of the “suspension” letter was that it had “no standing”.
“He (Ramaphosa) said received it (the letter) and in his view, it has no standing,” a source was quoted as saying.
The letter written by Magashule to Ramaphosa was leaked to the media on Wednesday. In the letter, Magashule informed Ramaphosa of his decision to suspend him in relation to the CR17 sealed bank statements.
This was after the ANC suspended the membership of Magashule until finalisation of his court case.
Magashule was currently out on R200 000 bail and charged with corruption, fraud and money laundering related to a Free State asbestos tender, dating back to his tenure as premier of the province.
In a letter dated May 3, ANC deputy secretary-general Jesse Duarte informed Magashule that he was temporarily suspended.
The letter said that Magashule would be prohibited from making public pronouncements.
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