No-one will overturn the outcome of the ANC’s Nasrec conference that elected President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the governing party, says head of the presidency at Luthuli House, Zizi Kodwa. Kodwa was reacting on Monday to a Sunday Times report on an alleged plot to unseat Ramaphosa, in which the ANC’s own secretary-general, Ace Magashule, as well as its former president, Jacob Zuma, were implicated. Kodwa would not be drawn on whether the ANC would investigate the allegations or discuss them with Magashule, simply saying the alleged meeting was not an ANC one and those who participated in it were best placed to respond. This was in stark contrast to ANC spokesperson, Pule Mabe, who outright dismissed the report as lies.

“I can assure you, however, that no-one inside the ANC or outside will succeed in changing the outcome of the Nasrec conference … which elected president Ramaphosa,” Kodwa said. Zuma and Magashule are at the centre of allegations around state capture currently ...

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