Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi has confirmed that various media reports detailing the alleged arrest warrant for ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule is fake news.
National Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says a total of six people have now been arrested in connection with the asbestos roofing investigation – three in the Free State and three in Gauteng.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says their head, Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya, is set to make an announcement on some of the submissions made at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, possibly before the end of this week.
Analysts believe that if the Secretary-General of the ANC Ace Magashule is arrested, it will most likely be a huge problem for the party. They say politics may be at play in the latest developments surrounding Magashule and the Hawks.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s lawyer says no arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of his client.
The ANC has told SABC News that party secretary-general Ace Magashule has instructed his lawyers to seek clarity from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regarding reports that the Hawks will arrest him on Wednesday.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit is due to start the process of evaluating the assets that belong to Blackhead Consulting CEO, Edwin Sodi, in Gauteng.
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State has denied reports that Social Development MEC Mamiki Qabathe has handed herself over to the police.
The Hawks and the Special Investigating Unit are searching for more suspects believed to be linked to the multi-million rand asbestos investigation in the Free State.
Five suspects have been arrested in connection with human trafficking allegations. The arrests took place after two brothels were raided in Kuruman in the Northern Cape and Rustenburg in North West.