Ace in the hole
Free State Premier Elias “Ace” Magashule was the only male to address the youth wing of the ANC Women’s League this week. He was received warmly with repeated shouts of “Aaaaaaace! Aaaaaaaace!”, as if he was about to execute a delightful football trick. Later, when delegates from Mpumalanga were stranded outside the Urban Hotel waiting to find out if they would be allowed to stay there, it was Ace they had to call on. But he must have been embarrassed by all the chaos at this conference, which included delegates travelling for 12 hours, only to have to wash in a petrol station’s restroom.
AAAAAAACE! Free State Premier Ace Magashule