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Suspended Ace Magashule takes on ANC.

Suspended ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, is taking the African National Congress (ANC) to court to challenge his suspension after he refused to step aside.

 The High Court in Johannesburg has set down two days to hear the application.

Magashule was told to step aside as he faces corruption and fraud charges related to the controversial Free State asbestos project.

He wants his suspension to be lifted, and he is also asking the court to back the letter of suspension that he sent to ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.

In his court papers, party president Cyril Ramaphosa is the first respondent followed by acting party secretary-general Jessie Duarte and the ANC.

According to the suspended Secretary-General his suspension and the criminal charges against him are part of a political witch-hunt.

At the end of March 2021, the 61year old politician was given a 30-day ultimatum to step down after being accused of misappropriating public funds while serving as premier of the Free State.

Magashule is facing dozens of counts of fraud, theft, corruption, money laundering and more.

The politician refused to resign, forcing the party to suspend him.

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