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Elias Sekgobelo Magashule (Ace)

Date of Birth: 1959
Place of Birth: Parys, South Africa


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How to defend the indefensible

Leading South Africa's delegation for crisis talks in Zimbabwe on 8 September – no matter how tortuous – must have been a welcome break for Ace Magashule away from the cauldron of local politics...


Cyril wins a battle over graft

The bid by Zuma backed by ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule failed dismally with Ramaphosa marshalling a comfortable margin of support on the 86-strong committee for tougher measures against rogue officials and their business allies...

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule widely regarded as the leader of the anti-Ramaphosa faction was Premier of Free State at the time of the 220 million rand (US$12m) fraud...

Leaders line up for integrity test The duelling duo at the top of the African National Congress – President Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary General Ace Magashule – are expected before the party's Integrity Commission within days to face questions on corruption allegations...


Graft puts ANC on the spot

Tshepiso and Thato Magashule sons of the ANC's outspoken Secretary-General Ace Magashule unofficial leader of the 'Zuma faction' allegedly profited from preferential access to state contracts without due process (AC Vol 61 No 16 In virus veritas)...

Four days apart ANC Secretary-General and party strongman Ace Magashule (19 August) and President Ramaphosa (23 August) issued comprehensive statements on how the party should curb corruption...


In virus veritas

The news about the Diko contract first emerged in the Sunday Independent newspaper which is openly aligned with the ANC's Zuma faction whose most powerful member is the party Secretary-General Ace Magashule...


Showdown to follow lockdown

' Leading the charge to underplay criminality is ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule himself suspected of collaborating with corrupt projects in Free State province during Zuma's tenure (AC Vol 60 No 16 The party and the pendulum)...


State companies in the firing line

These include Mosebenzi Zwane Nomvula Mokonyane Faith Muthambi and Des van Rooyen as well as senior party officials such as Secretary-General Ace Magashule ANC Women's League leader Bathabile Dlamini and Deputy President David Mabuza...


Ruling party wants a reset

Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa and his centrist supporters were locked in combat with followers of former President Jacob Zuma African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule and Deputy President David Mabuza...


Cyril's double crisis

' In a WhatsApp video sent to the media another political enemy of the President's ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said: 'The ANC welcomes the announcement by comrade President Cyril Ramaphosa for placing the country under national lockdown necessary measure...


Ramaphosa’s next test

Africa Confidential understands that one of the reasons for the delay in the announcement was that Ramaphosa's arch rival African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule was threatening to hold his own press conference at party headquarters immediately following the President's announcement but was stopped by senior officials loyal to Ramaphosa (AC Vol 61 No 4 The state of Cyril Ramaphosa)...


Tito takes on the workers

It will also embolden the so called 'Fightback' group including supporters of ousted president Jacob Zuma and Secretary General of the governing African National Congress Ace Magashule to step up their attacks on Ramaphosa (AC Vol 61 No 4 Ramaphosus interruptus)...


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