The Bloemfontein Free State Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Ace Magashule, the secretary general of the suspended African National Congress, and three of his accused. requests to withdraw charges of fraud and corruption.
The charges relate to a controversial, multi-million-dollar contract to remove asbestos in the Free State when he was still prime minister.
The state had previously argued with this Magashule has a case to answer. Advocate General Nazeer Cassim, a state attorney, argued that Magashule received money directly or indirectly from those who were awarded the contract in 2014.
Lawyer Cassim told the court it was public money.
He says Magashule needs to be accountable since he was prime minister at the time. The state alleges that Magashule and his lawyers were unable to properly hand over the minutes.
Cassim said they therefore had the impression that there was no prima facie case for a response.
“All this money comes from people who have signed an irregular contract. What did this public money do to earn that money? Someone has to answer. “
Tuesday’s court proceedings:
The verdict is reserved for Magashule’s request to drop the charges against him – SABC News
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