ANC to probe Magashule over allegations that he helped form rival party

BBSA

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The ANC will launch an investigation into Ace Magashule's alleged involvement in the formation of the African Transformation Movement (ATM).

Three sources who have direct knowledge of events have confirmed to News24 that former president and ANC secretary general Kgalema Motlanthe will lead the investigation. His panel is still to be finalised but is said to include former speaker of Parliament Frene Ginwala.

Magashule is suspected of having played a key role in the formation of ATM, of which Mzwanele Manyi is the most prominent member. It's even believed that he recommended that the word "movement" be included as part of the party’s name.

Evidence detailing Magashule's involvement was apparently handed to the ANC's leadership by disgruntled ATM members ahead of the May 8 election in an attempt to have the party removed from the ballot.

Evidence detailing Magashule's involvement was apparently handed to the ANC's leadership by disgruntled ATM members ahead of the May 8 election in an attempt to have the party removed from the ballot.

https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/breaking-anc-to-investigate-magashule-over-allegations-he-helped-form-rival-political-party-20190611
 

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That's not allowed? Soooo Malema?
EFF was formed after Male was booted out of the Youth league. So, there's no story there.
And of course it isn't allowed; it's the same as starting a business that competes directly with your employer.
 

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JOHANNESBURG - As the African National Congress (ANC) prepared to investigate claims that its secretary-general Ace Magashule was involved in the formation of an opposition party, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), the person who initially made the claims in court withdrew their case.

On Tuesday, News24 reported that the party resolved to launch the investigation that would be led by former President Kgalema Motlanthe.
https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/12/atm-s-ngqulwana-withdraws-case-claiming-magashule-helped-form-the-party
 

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Yep. I was hoping this would be the start of Ace's exit. Oh well..
Problem here is that even with enough evidence against Ace, Ramaphosa cannot just trust on the ANC members to get rid of Ace, some would still insist that it's a political conspiracy, the same way they are doing with Zuma. That's why I am not hoping for anything with this investigation, any adverse findings will help though.
 
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That's why I am not hoping for anything with this investigation, any adverse findings will help though.
What investigation? The witness withdrew their statement so now they have nothing to investigate.
 

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What investigation? The witness withdrew their statement so now they have nothing to investigate.
I think you are confusing things. The guy implicated Ace in his own fight with the ATM, he has since decided to drop the charges. That has nothing to do with the ANC's investigation into the matter.
 
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