The ANC claims to have turned over a new leaf, with a strong suggestion that things are going to change. If you had to distil the message coming from its leader, SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, you would include the words “renewal”, “anti-corruption” and “change”. But if you had to ask voters what they thought of the election of Ace Magashule as ANC secretary-general, you would probably get words like “corrupt” and “Guptas” with a summation that in many ways he represents all that was wrong, and still seems to be wrong, with the party. He did not enjoy his first formal press conference in the position he snatched by a whisker at Nasrec. By STEPHEN GROOTES.