Ace Magashule loses court appeal over ANC suspension.. Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has lost his appeal application to set aside his suspension from the ANC.
The Johannesburg High Court dismissed his application with costs.
Magashule appealed the high court’s dismissal in July of his bid to overturn his suspension.
He also wanted the court to uphold his attempt to suspend Cyril Ramaphosa as party president, but the court did not rule in his favour.
In its unanimous judgment, the full bench of the high court found that no other court would come to a different conclusion on Magashule’s suspension.
The embattled secretary-general was suspended in May in line with the ANC’s rule 25.70, which requires all party members criminally charged to temporarily step aside, pending the conclusion of their cases.
Magashule faces fraud and corruption charges in the Free State in connection with a R255 million asbestos project while he was the province’s premier.