DA lays criminal charges against Ace Magashule

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid criminal charges against ANC secretary general and former Free State premier, Ace Magashule.

Free State DA leader Patricia Kopane speaks to CapeTalk's John Maytham and explains that the charges have been laid following allegations of his involvement in the housing project awarded to a Chinese company, Unital Holdings..

She says the criminal charges were filed in terms of the prevention and combatting of corrupt activities.

Ace Magashule allegedly instructed the municipality to stop the previous contractor.

Patricia Kopane, DA Free State provincial leader

The council minutes also reflect a resolution taken to terminate the former contractor, she says.

Unital Holdings then received the contract valued at R150 million, says Kopane, which is supposed to have built 1050 RDP houses.

Read: 'Magashule has influenced government contracts to benefit friends and family'

As I am speaking to you, only 200 RDP houses have been completed. Only 138 houses are occupied.

Patricia Kopane, DA Free State provincial leader

There have been allegations that Magashule's daughter is a 30% shareholder in the company awarded the contract.

Also read: 'Company appointed was one in which Magashule's daughter is a 30% shareholder'

When we were there, we realised that the houses were of a poor quality, they are incomplete, and there is no water, no electricity, no toilets. The people were forced to use pit toilets...Some sewerage is running everywhere.

Patricia Kopane, DA Free State provincial leader

Listen as Kopane explains why the charges are being viewed in a serious light:


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