'The party is divided into two - the ANC of thugs and the ANC of pseudo-saints'

Political analysts Prince Mashele says there are two versions of the African National Congress (ANC) at the party's Luthuli House headquarters.

Following the release of a controversial book by Pieter Louis-Myburgh, Gangster State, Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture, which revealed allegations that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule's corruption during his tenure as Free State premier.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has released a statement saying that those who trashed the launch of the book in Sandton on Tuesday must be brought to book.

But there are some in the party who stand by Magashule, saying the allegations are false.

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You have an ANC of thugs led by Ace Magashule and an ANC of pseudo-saints led by Cyril Ramaphosa.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

These two ANCs battled it out in Nasrec in 2017 and no one emerged a winner, it was a stalemate.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

The stalemate facilitated a process where the tow ANCs seats together in one building, so the battle continues. When you hear someone speaking condemning the other, you have to ask yourself which ANC is this.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

Mashele explains that Cyril Ramaphosa as the leader has no control over what is happening as his hands are tight.

There is no boss. Ace Magashule sees Cyril Ramaphosa as his equal. He knows he can do absolutely nothing to him. There is nothing Cyril Ramaphosa can do because the thugs have also been elected.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

According to Mashele, Ramaphosa has done a sterling job by appointing people with integrity to head the justice system.

He says it could take some time to see people like Ace Magashule being prosecuted

Yes, Cyril Ramaphosa would like to see these institutions move speedily but it is not within his control and it is not in the interest of the public institutions to be seen acting in the manner that advantages one faction of the ANC.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

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