ANC probe into anti-Cyril election 'plot' to go beyond Ace Magashule ATM claims

ANC lawyers Krish Naidoo and former deputy minister Andries Nel have been tasked with putting together the terms of reference of the party's investigation into allegations that some of its top leaders, including secretary-general Ace Magashule, sabotaged the party by helping set up small parties to challenge the ANC in last month's elections.

News24 reported earlier this week that the ANC's national working committee (NWC) had appointed a panel, that would include former president Kgalema Motlanthe and ANC stalwart Frene Ginwala, to investigate Magashule's alleged involvement in the formation of the African Transformation Movement party. On the eve of the elections, the Sunday Times reported that South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ general secretary Buyisile Ngqulwana had written a damning affidavit, claiming that both Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma were involved in the formation of the ATM.

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