Fans Expected and Charges May Rise as Magashule Returns to Court

Fans Expected and Charges May Rise as Magashule Returns to Court

- ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is expected to appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for a second time

- Magashule's followers have planned to come out in their numbers to support the politician

- Reports have said that the 21 charges of fraud and corruption against Magashule may increase

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Ace Magashule the ANC Secretary-General and seven others are expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday, 19 February. Magashule's supporters are expected to come out in their numbers to support the politician.

Magashule, the seven others, as well as five companies, are facing various charges. Some of which include fraud and corruption relating to an alleged awarding of an irregular audit contract of more than R250 million.

Magashule's followers have been drumming up support ahead of his court appearance as they plan to make themselves known outside the venue.

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Fans expected and charges may rise as Magashule returns to court

Ace Magashule will be returning to court on Friday with supporters, however, his charges may increase. Image: Gulshan Khan / AFP and Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images
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News24 reported that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the 21 charges of fraud and corruption against Magashule is likely to increase as he appears before the court a second time. The SABC stated that the Radical Economic Transformation Forces (RET) members claimed that Magshule's charges are 'politically motivated'.

Magashule is now in the top four trends on South African Twitter. Read some of the tweets about the Secretary-General below:

@Cheetahplains said:

"People who say large crowd outside court means "#AceMagashule is powerful and loved" are really deluded. There was a woman who really believed Ace is cupcake Cupcake last time he appeared in court Rolling on the floor laughing. Those used souls are just unemployed people who have nothing to do, sadly."

@kabeloWaka2 wrote:

"#AceMagashule back in court. The courts are our last hope. If it is wasn't for the courts I'd say this country is fully captured. Hopefully, this will stick and in the end found guilty. Just lock him up and throw away the key already."
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@surgical00 tweeted:

"How has it become normal that our people show up in their hundreds to support a person who himself plotted their poverty? #AceMagashule"

@Monnatsoko_ZA added:

"#AceMagashule this man is going to be the president of this country in few years time... You watch!!" recently reported that South Africans were waiting to hear how the African National Congress intends to implement its promise that members accused of corruption will be forced to step down.

As the ANC is seeking answers as to how it will compel members charged with graft to stand aside, all eyes have turned to secretary-general Ace Magashule.

#Magashulestepaside is currently trending on social media, exposing how many citizens have been affected by the failures of Magashule stemming from his time as the Premier of the Free State province.

With Magashule facing his own serious corruption charges after his arrest last year, many feel that the secretary-general's time in the position of power has run out.

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