- Mmusi Maimane has said that he wants Ace Magashule to be prosecuted
- He is set to deliver evidence to the NPA today linking Magashule to corruption
- The DA also says that the Public Protector is investigating Magashule
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DA leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to present the NPA with evidence today which links ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule to corruption.
Maimane wants Magashule to be prosecuted.
The DA's candidate for Free State premier, Patricia Kopane, will join Maimane in handing over the evidence.
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This comes after several allegations that Magashule was involved in widespread corruption while he served as Free State premier. The most shocking of these claims were made in the book 'Gangster State' by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh.
In the book, Myburgh alleges that Magashule received significant kickbacks from the issuing of dubious tenders. Magashule has denied the claims, and some of his supporters disrupted the book's launch and threatened to burn copies.
The DA's spokesperson has said that the Public Protector is pursuing indepedent investigations into the claims of corruption against Magashule, according to Eyewitness News.
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Even Magashule's own party has distanced itself somewhat from the secretary-general following the allegations. The party said in a public statement that Magashule would have to deal with the accusations on his own.
Cyril Ramaphosa also cautioned Magashule not to use the ANC platform to defend himself from the claims, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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