"This is really out of order! I hope the NEC looks into this matter with urgency.
"ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said that they were happy to have been consulted by the president before announcing his cabinet. He said the consultation process was seamless and he hoped the same would have happened when they were deciding on premiers.
"I'm happy because there was thorough consultation, we engaged with the president, we engaged with the alliance and we arrived, collectively, where we are and you can see that we have looked at, as the comrades have said, leaders at different things: generational mix, experience, continuity, [and ] younger blood [to] energise our cabinet and we are happy.