The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has not received papers from the suspended African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, despite reports that he has approached the High Court to try and compel the NPA to disclose the full indictment in his corruption case.
Magashule, ten others and five companies face more than 70 charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering. The charges relate to the alleged irregular awarding of the R255 million asbestos roof removal contract.
“I can confirm that the prosecution team has not received any application or papers filed by Mr Magashule in respect of the matter of the asbestos. We will be proceeding on the 11th of August with the pre-trial conference after which hopefully we will get a date set for the trial to resume,” says NPA Spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga.