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Here Is The Latest Update Regarding The Ace Magashule Crisis

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has told the Free State High Court that he protests to the debasement, extortion and illegal tax avoidance charges he faces. 

Magashule's legal counselor, Lawrence Hodes SC, let Judge President Cagney Musi on Tuesday know that his customer would document a conventional issue with the charges he looked comparable to a R255 million asbestos rooftops annihilation project granted during his residency as Free State head. 

"There is a key blunder to the charge. We are protesting the charge since it doesn't fall inside the meaning of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (Precca)," he said. 

As per Hodes, Precca has a particular class of people it alludes to, and blamed number 13 (Magashule) doesn't fall among them. 

"We accept there is an anomaly to the charges and we need to seek after an issue with the charges," he said. Hodes additionally told Judge Musi he had requested that the State recognize which witnesses involved Magashule. 


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Judge Musi asked examiner Johan de Nysschen: "For what reason would you say you are not ready to give a rundown of witnesses involving denounced number 13? Is there any issue with giving the rundown of witnesses embroiling blamed number 13?" 

De Nysschen reacted: "We can return to that issue nearer to the preliminary. They should peruse the entire agenda, tragically. I will think about it." 

The matter was deferred until November 3 for a pre-preliminary meeting. 

Outside court Magashule demanded that the matter was "political" and that the indictment had no observers and no proof. 

"We trust we are attending have a reasonable court date. I'm prepared to get into the crate on the grounds that in the container I will discuss a portion of the things that I can't discuss at this moment," he said. 

Magashule said he and his 15 co-blamed were qualified for the rundown for witnesses. 

"I have at no point ever been associated with debasement," he said. He likewise asked his allies to decide in favor of the ANC in the November 1 nearby government races. 

The prosecution subtleties the charges Magashule is confronting, including taking advantage of his leverage when he was Free State head to get more than R1.1m in installments from late financial specialist Igo Mpambani, who was gunned down in 2017. 

Magashule is blamed for teaching Mpambani and his organization Diamond Hill Trading 71 to make installments totalling more than R1.1m between June 2015 and January 2016. 

Investigators express that Magashule ought to be seen as blameworthy of defilement for penetrating Precca for working with the installment of R53 550 towards the settlement of educational expenses for previous SA Revenue Service boss official: lawful insight and once acting adjudicator Refiloe Mokoena's girl in August 2015. 

The National Prosecuting Authority said the installment added up to maltreatment of a place of power, break of trust as well as infringement of his legitimate obligation or a bunch of rules. 

Mpambani and Diamond Hill Trading 71 likewise paid R300 000 to Griffin Edge for the obtaining of 200 electronic tablets, additionally at Magashule's solicitation. 

Different installments made by Mpambani or his organization purportedly at Magashule's demand incorporate R250 000 to Astra Travel towards the movement costs of an appointment to Cuba, and R30 000 to an individual recognized by investigators as SWC Nkate.

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