Johannesburg - ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has vowed to defend President Cyril Ramaphosa from his detractors.
Magashule was addressing an ANC Youth League rally in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, at the weekend, where he branded attacks on Ramaphosa as an attempt to destroy the party.
He urged members of the ANCYL to defend Ramaphosa from those who were directing attacks against him.
He said former presidents of the governing party had also been targets of those who wanted to harm the ANC. “They will still go for Cyril Ramaphosa. My role and your role is to defend the head of the ANC, because when they attack the head, the intention is to kill the movement,” he said.
Ramaphosa’s woes have been piling up recently following a probe by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane which found him to have violated the Constitution and lied to Parliament regarding the R500 000 donation made to his ANC presidential campaign by late former Bosasa chief executive Gavin Watson.