May 18, 2021

Meeting With Zuma Was ‘Very Meaningful’ – Magashule

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While sympathetic to Mr Magashule’s, Ms Duarte has, however, warned that he can’t be responsible for the demise of the ANC.

FILE PHOTO: Mr Magashule sharing light joke with former President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla home. PICTURE: Supplied

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NKANDLA: Mr Magashule felt welcomed by former South Africa president Mr Jacob Zuma at his homestead in Nkandla, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Embattled African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Mr Ace Magashule has described his meeting with former governing party president, Mr Jacob Zuma as very meaningful.

Mr Magashule travelled to Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday to seek advice from Mr Zuma following other meetings with former leaders of the party including Mr Mathews Phosa and he is set to meet with Mr Thabo Mbeki, and Mr Kgalema Mothlante.

Mr Magashule, who is on a mission to seek guidance from former party leaders, is among the party members that the NEC has instructed to step aside from their positions within 30 days or risk being suspended from the highly divided ANC.

Mr Magashule and his co-accused face several charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering relating to the alleged irregular awarding of the more than R250 million Free State asbestos roofing audit contract. The alleged crime was committed during Mr Magashule’s tenure at the time he was a Premier of the Free State province.

Meanwhile, his deputy, Ms Jessie Duarte, has urged Mr Magashule to dissociate with people who want to sow divisions in the governing party.

While sympathetic to Mr Magashule’s, Ms Duarte has, however, warned that he can’t be responsible for the demise of the ANC.

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