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sacpTimesLIVE reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) has thrown its weight behind the ANC national executive committee’s (NEC’s) resolution that leaders who are criminally charged should step aside.

The SACP is a key ally of the ANC and is part of its tripartite alliance. Its support is expected to boost President Cyril Ramaphosa’s political fortunes as he moves to reform the party and the government. The other member of the tripartite alliance, Cosatu, has already lent its support to the resolution that could lead to a number of Ramaphosa’s critics being asked to step aside after being charged in connection with numerous serious offences, including corruption and fraud. Most notably among these is party secretary-general Ace Magashule, who stands accused on charges related to the corrupt awarding of a R255m Free State asbestos roofing tender. He is a former premier and a longtime ANC chair of the province. SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo said on Tuesday that the step-aside resolution must be implemented “wholeheartedly” and that his party would assist its members to whom the resolution applied to follow it “to the letter”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mawande Amashabalala at BusinessLive


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