The ANC has called on its members who want to support anyone facing criminal charges or allegations related to state capture to do so in their personal capacity to avoid creating the impression that the party supports corruption. However, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule reiterated that the party believed in the principle of innocent until proven guilty in court. "Individual members of the ANC and society have the right to express their sympathy and solidarity with the affected persons in their individual capacity, and not through any structures of the movement including the ANC leagues and the MKMVA [uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association]," he said, following a three-day national executive committee meeting. "Members involved in such actions are discouraged from displaying ANC’s paraphernalia and thus creating the false impression that the ANC as an organisation identifies with, or approves of, the misdemeanours of which any member or leader may be accused." The ANC Wo...

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