ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, in a clear defiance of a national executive committee (NEC) decision, said he will not step down from his position in the party and that no-one can remove him.

Magashule, despite telling his fellow ANC national officials earlier this week that he did not want anyone to protest in support of him or print T-shirts and placards in his name, addressed supporters outside the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court where he appeared on charges of corruption on Friday...

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