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  • ANC's NWC to discuss possible action against suspended SG Magashule for defying the party and taking it to court against its express orders not to, with some analysts speculating about a possible near-term expulsion.
    • ANC will also discuss its final preparations today for its court challenge to Magahsule next week.
    • Insiders says Magahsule's behaviour has irked top officials, with a number calling for action against him for breaching ANC protocols
  • Experts warn SA could face a third wave of infections in the next 2-3 weeks as cases reach 4,236 on Saturday. Sunday saw a moderate decline to 2894, but the trajectory remains higher
  • Ramapohsa says Magahsule's behaviour is both shocking & unprecedented, given his unwillingness to step aside, attempts to 'suspend' Ramaphosa and take the ANC to court.
    • ANC Spox says, when the ANC is taken to court in this manner it must defend its own constitution and decisions
  • Transport Min Mbalula says a decision on e-tolls is "imminent", with the two-week deadline previously promised already passed (May 20).
    • A solution to the e-tolls problem – which has been draining the fiscus due to widespread non-payment of bills – has been promised for well over a year, with delays being blamed on Covid-19.
    • Mbalula says Govt is 'near' to a sustainable, responsible and legal solution.
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