Fraud & corruption case against Magashule, co-accused moved to High Court
JOHANNESBURG - The fraud, corruption and money laundering case against Ace Magashule and his co-accused was on Friday transferred to the High Court to be heard on 11 August for a pretrial, as this is the only date the State, prosecutor and judge are available.
The ANC secretary-general and his seven co-accused, along with five companies, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on charges related to a multimillion-rand asbestos roofing audit contract.
The three new suspects arrested in connection with the matter - Thabiso Makepe, Albertus Venter and Nozipho Molikoe - were granted bail of R50,000 each.
Their bail hearing was heard a short while ago.
Meanwhile, outside the courtroom, hundreds of people, including members of the MKMVA, gathered in support of Magashule.
A stage was set up, adorned with ANC regalia.
The secretary-general was expected to address his supporters there later on Friday morning.
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