South Africa’s ANC Secretary-General Magashule In Court For Stealing $16 Million
Africa | South Africa November 13, 2020
Secretary-General of South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule and seven other people on November 13, 2020 appeared at Bloemfontein Magistrate Court in Bloemfontein, to answer charges of corruption and fraud. That was reported by some media.
According to the reports, Mr Ace Magashule and the other seven were charged for 21 counts of corruption and fraud, alternatively theft and money laundering. More specifically, the defendants allegedly embezzled $16 million of public funds that were intended for funding a government asbestos removal project. The defendants are said to have used the embezzled funds to buy luxury goods.
The case has been postponed to February 2021.
Ace Magashule has been granted a bail of R200 000.
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