Eric Naki

'The secretary-general has appealed the suspension, he will proceed with legal action. But he will not apologise because he is convinced of the position he has taken,' says a source close to Magashule.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and secretary-general Ace Magashule during the party’s Limpopo provincial conference on 24 June 2018 in Polokwane.. Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Antoio Muchave

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has shown the party’s second-highest decision-making body, the national executive committee (NEC), and President Cyril Ramaphosa the middle finger and vowed: “I won’t apologise." ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday displayed his resoluteness for all to see who is boss by giving Magashule his marching orders and telling him to apologise. Backed by a strong endorsement from the party’s top brass NEC, Ramaphosa told Magashule to stay at home and apologise publicly for undermining him with an unwarranted suspension. But an adamant Magashule vowed he would not apologise to anyone and he would proceed with...