In his role Magashule is responsible for the ANC’s administration and its secretariat, which amongst other things includes the party’s auditing of branches.
But instead of the business of the ANC, Magashule has been preoccupied with other matters, like supposedly plotting with former president Jacob Zuma and his supporters. This week, speaking at Cosatu’s conference President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the supposed plotters in a thinly veiled attack.
On Friday, Magashule upped the ante while addressing a Cosas rally in Bloemfontein and again without mentioning him, charged that Ramaphosa was “the product of the white man” while he had been “the product of the masses”.
It should also be noted that it was on a Cosas platform back in June that Zuma fired a broadside at his detractors, warning that he should not be provoked days ahead of his court appearance on corruption charges. While the charges against Zuma for fraud and corruption, stemming from the controversial multibillion-rand arms deal, he’s also accused of creating the fertile ground for state capture through the hollowing out of state institutions.