ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was given a 30-day reprieve before he faces a possible suspension should he refuse to step aside from his position. This, Times Live reports, as the ANC national executive committee issued an ultimatum that its leaders who are facing criminal charges, which would include Magashule, have 30 days to resign or face being suspended. Magashule’s faction was also seemingly decimated, as the NEC took a decision to muzzle lobby groups associated with this grouping, banning the so-called “radical economic transformation forces” and the uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans from organising and mobilising ANC members.