Magashule Vs Ramaphosa and Others

On July 9th, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg dismissed with costs ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s application to have his suspension declared illegal. He lost on every argument mounted by Advocate Dali Mpofu. In a unanimous judgment, judges Jody Kollapen, Edwin Molahlehi and Sharise Weiner demolished his defences, declaring that the ANC’s Rule 25.7, by which members charged with corruption must step aside, to be legal. In addition, the court found that Magashule’s midnight 'suspension' of President Cyril Ramaphosa on 3rd May for allegedly violating the same rule as party president, was illegal. This hearing is an application for leave to appeal the judgement.