It is well and truly over for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. While he was already on the back foot last week when he was issued with a suspension letter, his response — to try to "suspend" President Cyril Ramaphosa — was a strategic blunder on a scale he might not yet fully comprehend.

The former Free State premier never had the sort of support in the party his supporters believed he had, but his bumbling tit-for-tat "suspension" of Ramaphosa has lost him what little sympathy he had left...

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