Dropping a Case against ATM Lands Magashule in Hot Soup
Ace Magashule had no idea that dropping his case against ATM would lead to an unfortunate turn of events of being sued. In their defence, Ace lawyers claim that they dropped the case since they lacked counsel, but not as a result of its merits as earlier stated.
Magashule is being sued for allegedly claiming that Boyisile Ngqulwana attempted to shake ANC’s stability. Ace Magashule’s claim that ATM (Africa Transformation Movement) party was attempting to destabilize ANC was bluff, prompting him to drop the case.
However, in a somewhat unexpected turn of scenes, Ngqulwana, the then member of ATC (African Transformation Congress) before it was later on changed to ATM, filed a new counteraction in opposition to Magashule.
Magashule had his reasons to believe that Ngqulwana was trying to undermine ANC. A hearing on the case was scheduled for Thursday but Magashule withdrew in the last moments.
As the heated conversations continued, Ngqulwana stated that Magashule pulled out from the case since he lacked valid reasons to implicate him and also that Magashule feared some undesired “truths” may come to light.
Towards his defence, Victor Nkhwashu Attorneys, a legal firm which represents Magashule explained that the case was dropped due to unavailability of counsel and that it is likely to be reinstated when the time is right.