'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


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