South Africa is no stranger to political turmoil. This time around, Leader of the African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary General Ace Magashule are seemingly at war with each other.
The ANC released a letter that was drafted on May 3 suspending secretary-general Ace Magashule from his position until open cases of fraud and corruption are settled. However, Magashule shot back and released a statement saying that he has “in accordance with the powers vested in me as the Secretary-General of the ANC, and furthermore in full compliance with the relevant conference Resolutions summarily suspended the President of the ANC, comrade Cyril Ramaphosa.”
The public didn’t waste any time to have their say about the whole debacle. Some are asking “So, we don’t have a president?” While others are saying Magashule is “trying to act smart” and should be “fired with immediate effect”.
Here’s how South Africans responded on Twitter.
— Ace Magashule (OFFICIAL) (@Magashule_Ace) May 5, 2021
Ace Magashule suspends Cyril Ramaphosa: “I have … in accordance with the powers vested in me as the Secretary General of the ANC, and furthermore in full compliance with the relevant conference Resolutions
summarily suspended the President of the ANC, comrade Cyril Ramaphosa.”
— IOL News (@IOL) May 5, 2021
— Sontshikazi💕© (@SamukelisiweNo9) May 6, 2021
Cyril Ramaphosa is the president of the country and Ace Magashule is a criminal trying to act smart. @CyrilRamaphosa make sure you fire Ace Magashule with immidiate effect. If yall think DD supports this move then u r wrong, DD is in Ramas circle.
— Angel (@Angel42933874) May 6, 2021
It’s abt time too.
There are some, like Malema, that just yak yak all day abt Cyrils corruption but does absolutely nothing.
Malema is all talk but no action.
But our SG is a man of action &integrity#CyrilSuspended #AceMagashule #RamaphosaSuspended@AdvoBarryRoux@EFFSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/VGmiKZlIi3
— MANDIXO SIVUTHU (@MSivuthu) May 6, 2021
— Khaya ka Yozi (@KhayaYozi) May 6, 2021