he seriousness of the matter around party leaders facing criminal charges has resulted in president Cyril Ramaphosa and the party’s top six referring the issue to the National Executive Committee, for a decision. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, Home Affairs Portfolio Committee Chairperson Bongani Bongo, and member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Zandile Gumede are among those facing charges with NEC member Fikile Mbalula, yesterday telling the SABC that this was not an easy matter for the party.