'I don't know the context, but it wasn't necessary to raise it publicly'

African National Congress (ANC) acting spokesperson Dakota Legoete says it was unnecessary for party secretary-general Ace Magashula to allege that state resources are used to fight political battles.

In a clip, Magashule is heard telling reporters while on an election campaign trail in Parys in the Free State on Saturday, suggesting that there are ANC people deployed in government who are targeting people such as him and all other leaders that are seen to be close to former president Jacob Zuma.

Read: Myburgh defends his explosive book on the alleged corruption by Ace Magashule.

To address these allegations, Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show speaks to Legoete.

Our officials are only meeting today, and the secretary-general will get an opportunity to state his case. But, alternatively, in line with the constitution of the republic, Magashule as a citizen has a chance to raise this matter either with the public protector, the president or the top six of the ANC.

Dakota Legoete, Acting spokesperson - ANC

He will have an opportunity to report his grievances, but so far we don't anything because he has not said anything officially to us as the organisation.

Dakota Legoete, Acting spokesperson - ANC

I don't know the context in which he raised this matter, but I don't think it was necessary that it happened publicly.

Dakota Legoete, Acting spokesperson - ANC

Legoete says leaders need to focus on renewing the mandate of the ANC and deal with matters internally or by relevant institutions in line with the South African Constitution.

Listen below to the full interview


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] David Makhura speaks to Eusebius McKaiser

[WATCH] David Makhura speaks to Eusebius McKaiser

Does the ANC deserve to hold on to Gauteng?

Magashule welcomed to Paradise Park after scuffle between supporters, security

Magashule welcomed to Paradise Park after scuffle between supporters, security

EWN reporter Jason Felix says initially security officials would not let ANC secretary-general and convoy access to the area.

DA must prove allegations that protests are politically motivated - Verwoerd

DA must prove allegations that protests are politically motivated - Verwoerd

Author and former MP Melanie Verwoerd analyses the law regarding politicians who invoke violent protests.

Former ANC cadre recounts history of list manipulation going back to the 80s

Former ANC cadre recounts history of list manipulation going back to the 80s

Columnist Terry Bell provides insight into the ANC Integrity Committee recommendations on the party's national candidate list.

[LISTEN] #RoadToElections: 'The ANC has all its eggs in the Ramaphosa basket'

[LISTEN] #RoadToElections: 'The ANC has all its eggs in the Ramaphosa basket'

Professor Susan Booysen joins Joanne Joseph in studio to unpack the impact the president may have on the party's election results.

ANC veterans call on Ramaphosa to act against Magashule over racist utterance

ANC veterans call on Ramaphosa to act against Magashule over racist utterance

On his campaign visit in Philippi, the ANC secretary-general told residents they must not vote for umlungu - a white person.

Callers say Magashule's actions 'despicable' and 'chronic case of buying votes'

Callers say Magashule's actions 'despicable' and 'chronic case of buying votes'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser show says 'what Magashule did was the lowest form of infiltration and abuse of a poor person.'

Sources who expose corruption aren't always clean, says 'Gangster State' author

Sources who expose corruption aren't always clean, says 'Gangster State' author

Pieter-Louis Myburgh discusses tainted sources and more with John Maytham and a studio audience.

ANC's new 'political education school' hopes to rebuild party values

ANC's new 'political education school' hopes to rebuild party values

The principal of the OR Tambo School of Leadership Dr David Masondo says it will build the intellectual capacity of its members.

Exclusive Books incurred R30K damages from violent 'Gangster State' protest

Exclusive Books incurred R30K damages from violent 'Gangster State' protest

Pieter Louis Myburgh's Gangster State book launch at Exclusive Books in Sandton City was marred by violent protests on Tuesday.

V&A Waterfront defends decision to pass on 'Gangster State' book launch

V&A Waterfront defends decision to pass on 'Gangster State' book launch

Management says claims it's not concerned with defending freedom of speech are unfair. CapeTalk has agreed to host the launch.

Gangster State author slams Exclusive Books for 'taking profit, yet cowering'

Gangster State author slams Exclusive Books for 'taking profit, yet cowering'

Bruce Whitfield interviews "Gangster State" author Pieter-Louis Myburgh after the V&A cancelled his book launch on Thursday.

ANCYL FS agree to call off burning of 'Gangster State' book

ANCYL FS agree to call off burning of 'Gangster State' book

The ANC Youth League in the Free State said it would burn copies of Myburgh's book at a dumping site in Mangaung on Monday.

Cape peace ambassadors graduate, counter violence in gang-ravaged communities

Cape peace ambassadors graduate, counter violence in gang-ravaged communities

Professor Brian Williams is involved in training peace ambassadors and teaching the option to choose peace over violence.

Popular articles
COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

Health Minsiter Zweli Mkhize briefed the nation from the Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape on Friday afternoon.

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

The initiative by Pernord Ricard South Africa will benefit at least 1,000 workers affected by the lockdown.

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

Library and Information Centre executive director professor Maria Frahm-Arp says the shield is reusable.

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Hallfax CEO Femi Adeleke explains how the process of giving away the sanitisers work.

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

The organisation says it has sent a letter of demand to the City of Tshwane with no response.

Don't let FOMO get to you, join the baking club with these simple bread recipes

Don't let FOMO get to you, join the baking club with these simple bread recipes

Food critic Anna Trapido says baking can be quite soothing and people are looking for that.

[LISTEN] Here are some virtual travel suggestions for the lockdown

[LISTEN] Here are some virtual travel suggestions for the lockdown

Azania Mosaka speaks to travel correspondent Gabbi Brondani Rego on how you can still experience the world's best attractions.

Institute of Race Relations suggests lockdown amendments

Institute of Race Relations suggests lockdown amendments

IRR deputy head of research Hermann Pretorius has urged government to look at creative solutions to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Recovered from COVID-19:  DJ shares his experience of life during quarantine

Recovered from COVID-19: DJ shares his experience of life during quarantine

Lunga Nombewu says the first thing he did when he was cleared of the virus was to hug his children.

Nehawu takes state to court for not protecting health workers during COVID-19

Nehawu takes state to court for not protecting health workers during COVID-19

Department of Health deputy director-general Dr Yogan Pillay says there is a global shortage of personal protective equipment.