Pretoria - Secretary-general of the African National Congress, Ace Magashule, on Monday said he was not at liberty to comment on the numerous allegations of rampant corruption and heading up a well-organised state capture network, among other things, because he is considering approaching the courts.
"Let me not enter that space because I'm only worried because I'm considering the legal route. All the time you write allegations, you don't write facts," Magashule said as he addressed journalists in Pretoria on the sidelines of the governing party's special national executive committee meeting in Irene, Pretoria.
The ANC has defended Magashule after Sunday newspapers published allegations contained in Pieter-Louis Myburgh book "Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture".
"The latest salvo is a clearly well-coordinated media attack in today’s Sunday Times and City Press on our secretary-general, Comrade Ace Magashule. The front page stories in both the Sunday Times and City Press which are almost identical in content, and even have whole paragraphs with exactly the same wording, are based on a typical stratcom style fake-news book by Pieter-Louis Myburgh, with the sensationalist and ridiculously propagandistic title 'Gangster State - Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture'," the ANC statement said on Sunday.
"Myburgh has since 2016 been disseminating lies about the secretary-general, so we see this book as a culmination of all those lies."