Ace Magashule 'doctored' ANC statement to include controversial Sarb remarks

09 June 2019 - 00:00 By ZIMASA MATIWANE and RANJENI MUNUSAMY
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has denied amending the ANC NEC lekgotla statement to include parts about expanding the Reserve Bank's mandate.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has denied amending the ANC NEC lekgotla statement to include parts about expanding the Reserve Bank's mandate.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, accused of "misrepresenting" the party's stance on the Reserve Bank, is likely to be put on a tight leash following his announcement that the bank's mandate was to be expanded.

The Tuesday statement read to the media by Magashule appears to include four entirely new paragraphs that the party's NEC lekgotla had resolved to expand the bank's mandate to include growth and employment.

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The Sunday Times has seen the initial statement sent to Magashule by Luthuli House’s department of information and publicity.

Magashule has denied amending the statement. "I read the statement as is. I have not seen any other statement," he said.

Read the full story in the Sunday Times.


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