ANC secretary general Ace Magashule could get a lifeline if the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) agrees to his request that his case be reviewed after six months. The national working committee (NWC) has recommended that suspension letters be sent out to members who are refusing to step aside. 

The guidelines say the decision to step aside must be reviewed by the NEC, the NWC, provincial executive committee (PEC) or provincial working committee (PWC) at least once a year, or from time to time at the request of the member, office-bearer, or public representative.

The Mail & Guardian previously reported that Magashule would meet the officials on Sunday after the deadline for him to step aside had lapsed. 

Two sources, who are both party leaders and close to the talks, said Magashule tried to negotiate his way out of stepping aside but failed, because officials insisted the resolution had to be implemented — particularly regarding…

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