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SOUTH AFRICA: NEC unlikely to resolve its Ace problem

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An ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this weekend will probably fail to resolve the thorny issue of whether Secretary-General Ace Magashule should step down over corruption charges. Magashule’s fight against a suspension will provide a signal of the ANC’s internal balance of power and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s strength. It may signal how bruising a battle the ANC’s 2021 National General Council (NGC) will shape up to be and, by extension, how much room for maneuver Ramaphosa has to tackle corruption and economic reform. Where’s the moral compass?
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