‘Shock, dismay’: Ramaphosa breaks silence on Magashule’s attempt to suspend him

Johannesburg -President Cyril Ramaphosa has been shocked by a number of things since taking over as the Number 1 citizen, but none would have shocked him as much as receiving a letter from ANC secretary general Ace Magashule with news of his suspension.

The battle with Magashule came to a head on Wednesday, as the party secretary general fought back against the president.

Responding to an official letter of suspension, Magashule retaliated by sending one back to Ramaphosa’s office.

Nomfanelo Kota, acting spokesperson of the ANC Parliamentary caucus, has revealed that President Ramaphosa addressed MPs regarding to this matter on Thursday – ahead of what’s likely to be a fiery session of Parliamentary questions this afternoon. The caucus meeting was called as a matter of urgency earlier in the day.

Kota said Ramaphosa was both ‘shocked and dismayed’ by the conduct of his comrade. Magashule’s attempts to suspend the president have been deemed ‘null and void” by the head of state, who was at a loss of words to explain why the secretary general would pulls such a stunt.

“He did in, in his opening remarks at the beginning of the meeting, express his dismay over last night’s events, especially his so-called suspension. He stated that in his view that the so-called suspension was null and void as it had not been discussed by any of the officials. Mr. Ramaphosa is shocked that this attempt came out of the blue,” said Kota.


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