The animosity between ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula and party secretary-general Ace Magashule continued this week when the two took potshots at each other in front of the media. On Thursday, Mbalula said the governing party may have sunk to 40% and lost the general elections, if ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa had not won the party’s presidential race at Nasrec in Johannesburg in 2017. Speaking to journalists at the IEC national results operations centre in Pretoria on Friday, Magashule blasted Mbalula saying he was talking “nonsense” and stressed that the voters were electing the ANC and not an individual. Mbalula did not take Magashule’s remarks lying down, saying the ANC secretary-general was not responding to him but to a “figment of his imagination”. In the build-up to the ANC’s national elective conference in 2017, Mbalula took to social media and posted that Magashule was definitely unsuitable for the position he held at the time, as Free State premier, arguing that “the ma...

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