Magashule’s control of Free State ANC unravelling

06 August 2017 - 00:00 By QAANITAH HUNTER

After 20 years as chairman of the ANC in the Free State, Ace Magashule's grip on power is slipping away.
In a sign of his waning support, a provincial party conference set for Friday has been postponed and a "cadres' assembly" will be held instead in his hometown of Parys.
ANC provincial officials have said the indefinite postponement of the conference was due to logistics, but insiders say the convening of the "cadres' assembly" was a last-gasp attempt to solidify support for the Free State premier.
Thabo Meeko, provincial ANC spokesman, said the main reason for the postponement was "logistical challenges" arising from an audit of party membership...

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