Members of the African National Congress (ANC) are expected to arrive at Bloemfontein High Court on Tuesday, as suspended ANC general secretary Ace Magashule and 15 others. appear for fraud, corruption and money laundering.
During the last court appearance in August, a few ANC members gathered outside the court, saying people had to stay at home due to COVID-19 regulations.
A staunch Magashule supporter Carl Niehaus of the suspended MKMVA says large numbers of ANC supporters are heading to the High Court in Bloemfontein.
Security has been tightened in and around the courtroom.
The courthouse is cordoned off with barbed wire before the pre-trail, the roads to the courthouse are closed.
The co-defendants include former human settlements MEC Olly Mlamleli, businessman Edwin Sodi and former head of the human settlements department Nthimotse Mokhesi.
They face more than 70 charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering. The charges relate to the alleged improper award of the contract for asbestos removal from roofs dating back to 2014.
They face more than 70 counts of fraud, corruption, theft and money laundering.
SABC News reporter Samkele Maseko provides update: October 19, 2021
Security tightened ahead of Ace Magashule’s court appearance – SABC News
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