- South African politician and Secretary-General of the ANC Ace Magashule celebrates his 61st birthday today
- Ace Magashule has been involved in a whirlwind of corruption accusations and scandals over the last few years
- South African social media users shared their thoughts on the politician after hearing about his birthday today
South African politician and ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule celebrates turning 61 years old today. While today should be a special day for him, it is uncertain whether he is in the mood for festivities considering the mess he has found himself in.
Magashule has been embroiled in a plethora of corruption scandals and has been accused of siphoning nearly billions of money from the taxpayers in various tender scandals. It has even been reported that the US's FBI has now been involved in Magashule's alleged illicit activity.
Meanwhile, South African social media users could not care less that about Magashule's birthday, responding to birthday wishes and messages dedicated to ANC politician with anger and disdain. Read a few of the thoughts they shared online below.
"May he have many more birthdays in prison."
"I love it when one looter wishes another looter."
"Secretary of Corruption."
"I wish you good luck baba. South Africans, not too long their eyes will be opened and all what you've architectured is gonna be on the public platform. What makes me happy is you're broke even though your tactics destroyed this country to the ground. Question, what have you gained?"
Earlier this week Briefly.co.za reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has allegedly visited Ace Magashule's ex-secretary Moroadi Cholota in the United States. This forms part of ongoing probes into the pair's alleged connection to the R255 million asbestos scandal.
A letter reportedly written by Magashule's lawyer Victor Nkhwashu, who had represented Cholota in the past, revealed that the visit had taken place. TimesLIVE reported that the letter had been addressed to Hawks boss Gen Godfrey Lebeya, NPA head Shamila Batohi and NPA investigating directorate head Hermione Cronje.
Magashule's lawyer confirmed in the letter that Cholota was allegedly visited by the FBI in the US where she is currently studying. Nkhwashu has expressed his outrage that an earlier letter had reportedly received no response after reports surfaced that Magashule's arrest was imminent. The lawyer noted that the DPCI had distanced themselves from these rumours but that Cronjè has remained silent on the issue.
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