ANC retains step-aside rule

The ANC has “overwhelmingly” chosen to retain the step-aside provision, which calls for those facing criminal charges to step aside from their positions or be suspended. This was announced by party president Cyril Ramaphosa during his closing address on the final day of the ANC's sixth national policy conference on Sunday at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg. Ramaphosa also addressed the state of the party in light of policy recommendations made at the conference, saying they were determined to revitalise the movement despite its shortcomings.