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Unbowed, Zuma seeks revenge

One of his strongest supporters is Ace Magashule, former Premier of Free State province, where corruption was rife and the subject of a major probe by police (AC 59 Vol No 8, Ace in a hole)...


Ace in a hole

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...


Zumaists and Ramaphorians

He also appears to be delaying leadership elections in KwaZulu-Natal, North-West Province and Free State, whose leaders or most prominent figures are all Zuma sympathisers: Sihle Zikalala, Supra Mahumapelo and Ace Magashule (AC Vol 58 No 21, Mabuza changes the race)...


Zuma goes down fighting

The dramatic decision came in the early hours of 13 February after a 13-hour meeting of the ANC's 107-member National Executive Committee (NEC) which was punctuated by the arrival of a blue-light motorcade led by ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, until recently a Zuma loyalist...

Before the decision, Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, a former Zuma ally, drive to the President's official residence to deliver an ultimatum for Zuma to resign...


Big change, no fanfare

A statement from the Congress of South African Trades Unions raised questions about the role of Ace Magashule, the Premier of Free State and the new Secretary General of the ANC: 'Magashule also has a lot of questions to answer on that Free State Dairy project...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

They are: Ace Magashule, Free State Premier and now ANC Secretary General; David Mabuza, Mpumalanga Premier and now ANC Deputy President; and Jessie Duarte, ANC Deputy Secretary General...


The race gets uglier

They include David 'DD' Mabuza as deputy, and Ace Magashule as ANC Secretary-General, with Jessie Duarte as deputy and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as Treasurer General (AC Vol 58 No 21, Mabuza changes the race)...


Mabuza changes the race

Mabuza has long been identified as one of the so-called Premier League members, three powerful provincial premiers including the Free State's Ace Magashule and North West's Supra Mahumapelo, who were staunch supporters of Zuma and his choice of Dlamini-Zuma to succeed him as ANC President in December (AC Vol 56 No 18, ANC contest lands in court)...


Cyril's musical chairs

Mbalula has his sights on becoming Secretary General and reacted angrily to the nomination of Ace Magashule, the pro-Zuma Free State Premier (and Premier Leaguer), as Secretary General on the Dlamini-Zuma slate last month...


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