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Vol 59 No 8

Published 20th April 2018


South Africa

Ace in a hole

A close ally of former President Zuma, Ace Magashule is struggling in his new role as Secretary-General of the ANC

The pressure is mounting on Ace Magashule, who faces a raft of anti-corruption investigations from his time as Premier of the Free State and widespread questions about his loyalty to new President Cyril Ramaphosa. This is a critical issue for the governing African National Congress (ANC) as Magashule's primary role – as Secretary-General of the party – is to unite and strengthen it under the new leadership.

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