A ferocious tug-of-war is under way in the ANC, just days before the elections.
Party secretary-general Ace Magashule claims organs of State are being used in a titanic battle for the soul of the party.
On Sunday, Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Obed Bapela confirmed that Hawks generals had tipped him off that his office would be raided this week as part of an “unspecified” investigation against him.
The claim lifted the lid on a battle that is expected to intensify immediately after the elections, when President Cyril Ramaphosa assembles his new Cabinet.
Bapela believed moves were afoot to target certain senior leaders in order to exclude them from a new, trimmed executive, whose composition is at the heart of the raging tussle.