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Poli-tricks

What’s a Wrap update without some political news? The office of the Presidency confirmed on Tuesday evening that former spokesperson Khusela Diko would return to work, but in a different position in the public service. She received a written warning from the presidency upon the conclusion of her disciplinary hearing. Diko was put on special leave in February last year for her involvement in a scandalous PPE contract with her late husband and former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku.

The Presidency has not yet confirmed where Diko will be deployed but suffice to say … critics aren’t happy. 
Meanwhile, the ANC’s “step-aside” rule drama continues, with suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule suffering another court blow this week. Ol’ Magashule was still arguing that the rule was unconstitutional, and that his hilarious counter-suspension of party leader Cyril Ramaphosa remained valid until set aside. But the judges at the Gauteng High Court  were having none of it. Another blow for Ace.

This article appeared as part of The Wrap,16 September 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.

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