The African National Congress (ANC) the ruling party since 1994 and the ones who has spearhead politics in South Africa. Is showing its ugly side these days. The dirty laundry isn’t hidden, but shown to the whole wide world to see. This is all happening because of the Previous President Jacob Zuma. Has initiated this and showed the world his insatiable greed.
Zuma will never profess to that. His a victim. He is the man who had to fall on a sword to let other people live. The ANC clipped his wings and made a mockery of him publicly. Because, the former head of state will never take responsibility for the “State of Capture” case and all the alleged corruption charges on him. No, no, no… this man is innocent and a saint.
Alas, we are in 2021 and now the gloves are off. The Zondo Commission is working. The damage of the corruption is hurting the party. The ANC is suspending its members and its hurting the egos on top. The latest victim is Ace Magashule who in the past promised to squeal on everyone who did anything within the party. If they went after him.
So now that they suspended Ace. He says the party now has to suspend President Cyril Ramaphosa on the same grounds. As he is also faces charges of money laundering and questionable funding in the CR17 Campaign donations,
We can wonder how this one will roll out. As there are several of people involved and been together in the eating on top. Certainly, the party, the high ranking officials and the ones appointed knows this. It is not like there is a single servant or one culprit. That is why Ace promised to talk before to show a point. Now, he targeted the President. The man who took over for Zuma and was supposed to make things differently. Alas, that haven’t been the whole story.
The ANC is rotten to the core. They are corrupt, grand corruption is in their veins and they live on perks of office. The ANC has gotten used to the spoils and the usage of state to benefit themselves. That is why, if you go after one of them. You will find a whole company and allies participating. This being investors, handlers and everyone closely associated with the ANC. It is not only a governing party, but a business enterprise subsidizing and incorporating funds into portfolio’s of ANC associates.
Therefore, that Ace retaliates is a must. He needs to show heart now. The man should show all proof and address this in meetings with the Zondo Commission. He should talk his heart out and use the weapon of knowledge. So, he can implicate others and show the dire truth of the party. That is if he dares, as his whole political life is on the line.
Yes, it has taken years for Zuma to get any punishment or any trial for his charges. The same could happen Magashule. But… that will forever follow him and his name. Ramaphosa has the luxury of the office now and clearly will not follow suit or a statement of a suspended Secretary General. Still, it is a show-down and shows the distress of a party inflicted in self-destruction.
A path Zuma initiated and engraved in the party. The greed, the zealous efforts to eat of the government plate and enrich themselves beyond belief. The ANC became a full bazaar and a place for petty thieves and corrupt officials. That is why the stink is smelling in Gauteng and elsewhere. The truth is that the party cannot run away from it anymore. Everyone knows it too. They know that these gentlemen in suits are “killing it” and have bank-accounts stashed away in Switzerland. That is has all been provided by government tenders and shell-companies shielding the schemes to make it happen.
This is why… Ace needs to tell and report what he knows now. Especially, when he dares to go afte the President. Since, a media statement is just the beginning. That is not enough. The damage control of the ANC will come into play and they will make a fool out of Magashule. Unless, he drops bombs to the Zondo Commission and show them explicit truth with documents and other proof of criminal conspiracy. Than he can bring down a whole bunch of people and undress them too.
The ones following knows this has been truth for years. ANC have been a lost cause for so long. It has been a corrupt enterprise running the state. That is really it and they endured a lot. It is now time for the ones shielding it to come forward and drop the knowledge from the inside. Not just jump on their swords and take the hit. Something got to give and maybe that’s someone as conning as Ace. Peace.
Today, African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Elias “Ace” Magashule was today charged in Bloemfontein magistrate’s court on 21 counts of corruption and other charges. The Secretary General was released on bail.
However, he became really defensive in front of supporters on the outside of the court. He went all in and spoke his peace. Which wasn’t directly good, but is a manner we have seen from others from the party addressing cases like these.
The ANC Secretary General Magashule said he count point out individuals doing the same as him and he could talk about what other comrades was doing. Initially, he stated that he could rat or snitch on party comrades. That says there are more shady deals and corrupt deals, which isn’t investigated or charged. This is what his telling without specifying anything directly.
Still, the idea of the SG doing this says it all. As this is his defence, “I did it, but my associate and comrade did it too”. The kindergarten argument: “everyone else does it too, so it must be okay that I do it as well”. Well, that is not how these things goes.
The ANC have had issues with corruption and misuse of government funds. The leaders of ANC is used to use the offices to gain fortunes. This is well known, but if someone like Ace would tell. It would implicate and be affidavit of possible breaches of law. Which in the end could create more cases of corruption and involve more high ranking officials within the state. That would really damage the ANC, but also show the truth of how the ANC is running the state.
Ace should talk, he should sit down and spell out the ones he has information about. Tell to the Hawks and others. So, they can investigate and stop corrupt behaviour within the state. As the ruling party and as the SG of that party. He should this as a moral obligation and as a service to the Republic.
Instead, I think he does this as a politician to say he can implicate others. So, if you want peace let him be and not sentence him. The ANC don’t want the dirt out and clean the laundry in public. That will be disgraceful and distasteful. Also the horrific who will damage the integrity and the allegiance between comrades within the party.
That might start are race of backstabbing and people getting paranoid over their own acts and business in government. They either just resign or hope the storm will go over. However, we know it is just a dream scenario of Ace to talk. Ace will not say anything or implicate anyone. Because, that takes away his chances of having office again and also getting re-elected in the ANC. He cannot go against the party and point at the individuals he knows has done dirt.
The ANC is knowingly corrupt and has misused their time in office. The ANC has used the state to profit and high ranking officials have earned fortunes on their time in office. Therefore, the ANC SG could in practicality hurt the party very much. However, I doubt he would. He wouldn’t dare and wouldn’t act upon it. Because, he would be alone and a lost soul.
Ace wouldn’t have friends and comrades. Ace wouldn’t be saved or have any safe haven. Ace would only have exile and the rebellion would cost him his whole career. That’s why he will not do it.
However, it would be interesting and would cause a stir if he really did talk. Peace.