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“Whoever is accused knows they have to step aside,” Motlanthe says of the state capture of accused Kodwa.

Former vice president Kgalema Montlanthe is the latest heavyweight to campaign for the ANC ahead of May's general election.  (Amanda Khoza/Noticias24)

Former vice president Kgalema Montlanthe is the latest heavyweight to campaign for the ANC ahead of May’s general election. (Amanda Khoza/Noticias24)

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe says the ANC’s step aside policy is clear: once formally charged, members must resign from their positions and be relieved of their responsibilities.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the election campaign in Diepkloof, Soweto, on Friday morning, Motlanthe reacted to a Mail & Guardian report which claimed the National Prosecuting Authority was approaching Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa .

“There are rules and guidelines in the ANC and, as you know, there is even a rule of stepping aside, so whoever is formally charged knows that he has to step aside from any position of responsibility he holds,” he said. .

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