South African President Ramaphosa wants all ANC party members charged with corruption to resign

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wants some members of his party to resign within 30 days of being charged with corruption or face suspension.

He asked party officials to compile lists of those facing charges.

Ramaphosa has been at odds with the African National Congress, secretary general Ace Magashule, who has denied corruption charges against him and has refused to step aside.

The president pledged to clamp down on corruption in the party after becoming the party leader in 2017.

Magashule is a close ally of the former President Jacob Zuma, who was forced out of office by a corruption scandal.

After their ANC’s NEC meeting yesterday, Ramaphosa said that the period will enable implementation of the decision in line with the guidelines not to review the decision.

During his address to the nation, Ramaphosa said, “The NEC welcomed the decision by the ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule to use this time to seek the counsel of past leaders of the movement.”

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