1. Health aside, 2020 has been anything but kind to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2020-08-12-gareth-van-onselen-ace-magashule-is-the-new-jacob-zuma/). In August, Gareth van Onselen described the man at the helm of the governing party as “the focal point for outrage from both the public and the fourth estate”.

2. Editor-at-large Carol Paton (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2020-11-16-carol-paton-cyril-ramaphosa-a-spectator-as-new-factions-take-shape/) writes Magashule’s eventual arrest on 21 charges was a big moment for the ANC. It also means shifting alliances, regroupings and chaotic politics...

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