Suspended African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule returns to the dock this week as the pre-trial for his fraud and corruption charges over the Free State asbestos project kicks off.
Two days have been set aside for proceedings in the matter which involves Magashule and 15 others, including five companies, former Mangaung Mayor Olly Mlamleli and Edwin Sodi’s Blackhead Consulting.
They are facing multiple charges over the R255 million 2014 contract to assess and remove asbestos housing material in the Free State. Magashule was premier of the province at the time.
He’s attempted to challenge the case, which has faced numerous postponements, arguing that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has no legitimate evidence against him.
Magashule insists that this is a politically motivated fishing expedition.
The matter starts at 10am.
The National Treasury Should Do More To Alleviate Household Costs Of Loadshedding
Eskom Concedes That Outrage Over Power Cuts Warranted
Electricity Minister To Visit All Power Stations
Over 500 Arrested Nationwide During Protest Action
Malema Rubbishes Concerns That EFF Nationwide Protest Will Turn Violent
Santaco Says Taxi Industry Will Operate As Normal
Government Ready To Deal With Any Eventuality
Nersa Sticks By 18.65% Tariff Increase
Anarchy Will Not Be Allowed In SA – Ramaphosa
It’s Anarchy Of The Highest Order – Mbalula
Cape Town Stockpiling Diesel For Winter
ANC Is Not Corrupt – Mbalula