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Bad news reported for Ace Magashule, more corruption charges added

More corruption charges could be on the cards for Magashule - report (citizen.co.za)

Suspended ANC secretary-general and previous Free State chief Ace Magashule could before long be confronting new debasement allegations. 


As per an article distributed by Sunday World, the charges would include Magashule and previous Free State MEC for human settlements Mosebenzi Zwane, and identifies with the R1 billion counterfeit Free State lodging project 10 years prior that cost the area millions. 


Sunday World reports that the previous head of human settlements in the Free State, Mpho Mokoena, who was on Friday condemned for debasement and contradiction of the Public Finance Management Act identifying with the lodging join, has now turned state observer. 


In September last year, Mokoena told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that Magashule had imparted directions through Zwane to him to pay specific favored workers for hire for work that was rarely finished. 


Likewise READ: Magashule 'taught' specific workers for hire to get work and their installments to be sped up 


Mokoena, who left the division in December 2011, said the cash, some of the time paid in real money, was intended to be kept as maintenance right yet was paid to the workers for hire. 


He said Zwane provided him with a rundown of 106 workers for hire which would be granted the lodging development contracts. 


Human repayments in the Free State, in the long run, paid an aggregate of R631 million every 2010 and 2011 without getting any incentive for cash. Around 600 RDP houses were intended to be developed with the cash, yet no houses were at any point assembled. 


Likewise READ: Magashule: R255 million asbestos delicate case delayed to the following year 


The commission was informed that by October 2010, the commonplace human settlements office was underspending by under 10% of the spending plan its public partner and Treasury had designated for the R1 billion lodging project. 


State Capture commission executive Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said last year it was "profoundly disturbing" that nobody had been charged or captured at this point. 


Asbestos delicate case actually lingers 


Magashule likewise deals with debasement indictments identifying with an R255 million asbestos delicate. 


The argument against him and his 15 co-blamed include north of 70 charges, including burglary, debasement, and tax evasion. Recently, it was deferred to 2022. 


The asbestos adventure traces all the way back to 2014 when the Free State human settlements division granted an agreement worth R255 million to Diamond Hill and Blackhead Consulting. 


This was identified with evaluating asbestos in houses in the Free State, be that as it may, the work was never done in spite of cash trading hands. 


Magashule has kept up with his guiltless, and guaranteed the charges against him were politically organized. 


Aggregated by Nica Richards. 


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