- New evidence has reportedly emerged to implicate Ace Magashule in corruption
- A British investigative organization has uncovered proof allegedly stemming from the ANC politicians time as premier
- The NGO is willing to testify before the state capture inquiry on the evidence
A British investigative NGO claims to have found damning proof of corruption during Ace Magashule's time as Free State Premier.
The group is willing to take what its found to the state capture inquiry after it found information showing that the Gupta family had sold computers to the state for R2.1 million more than what they were worth.
The Sowetan reports that the NGO also claims that former MEC Mosebenzi Zwane benefited R500 000 from companies linked to the notorious family.
The kickback was allegedly paid a month after the politician signed off on a 99-year lease for the controversial Estina farm.
The NGO, Shadow World Investigations, was formerly known as Corruption Watch SA. Director Paul Holden says the evidence had stemmed from a forensic exam of leaked correspondence.
Top Free State politicians have been implicated in having benefited from dealings with the Guptas according to Holden, who revealed that investigators had already approached the Zondo Commission in a bid to bring the information to light.
Briefly.co.za reported that the recently arrested ex-minister Bongani Bongo had claimed Magashule's arrest would be imminent.
Bongo himself is currently facing charges of corruption and bribery after allegedly attempting to thwart an inquiry into illicit activity at Eskom.
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