Magashule adamant that no one can remove him from the ANC

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African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule is adamant that no one can remove him from the ruling party, following his first appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s court on corruption charges.
He has addressed his supporters after he was released on R200 000 bail.  Magashule is among eight people and five companies who face several charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering relating to the alleged irregular awarding of the 2014 asbestos roofing audit tender in the Free State while he was still Premier of the province.
Magashule addresses his supporters outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court

He says he will only respect the voices of ANC branches because they elected him. Magashule says he can go to every individual in the ruling party and point out what they have done.

“This is the ANC of masses so don’t come and claim because I can do what you are doing and go to everything individual that’s how we are taught so l will never leave the ANC. I will remain in ANC, you won’t remove me, I will remain there. I will go and work with you at the ANC.

 Magashule’s court appearance: 

Magashule supporters burn t-shirts bearing  ANC President Ramaphosa’s face

Earlier in the day, disgruntled supporters of Magashule set alight ANC t-shirts bearing the face of party President Cyril Ramaphosa outside the court.