NPA could add more charges against Ace Magashule on Friday

NPA ready 'to move with speed' in Magashule corruption case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) believes it is ready to take the case against Ace Magashule to the High Court “as soon as possible”.

Ace Magashule  - AFP

Magashule, who is the African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general, has been charged for his alleged involvement in the multi-million-rand asbestos audit contract scandal in Free State.  


The former Free State premier appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court last year, where he was granted bail of R200 000.  


NPA spokesperson Sipho Ngwema sats the prosecuting body is ready to take the matter to trial.  


"When the case adjourned last time, we did indicate that there will be some changes on the indictment.  


"We indicated that we wanted to add more charges with regard to the last accused, which is Mr Magashule.  


"But also, we wanted to add more accused persons on the indictment - so, this is what is likely to happen when the matter resumes. 


"Further, we are ready to proceed to trial, so we think we are going to move with speed, so the matter goes to the high court and a trial takes place as soon as possible," said Ngwema.  

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