President Cyril Ramaphosa has set the tone for what is expected to be a tough meeting of the ANC national executive committee (NEC), making it clear that all leaders were bound by party resolutions and decisions amid fierce debate over whether the corruption-accused secretary-general, Ace Magashule, should step aside.

Delivering his political report on Monday, Ramaphosa highlighted that five legal opinions were sought on the "step-aside" resolution, suggesting that this was a sign of how much the organisation had degenerated since its Nasrec conference in 2017, saying simply that resolutions and decisions had to be implemented...

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