South Africa: South Africa to arrest ruling party leader for corruption

South African authorities are set to arrest on corruption charges Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress party, as the government intensifies its fight against graft.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Magashule in connection with the looting of the equivalent of $13.8 million when he was premier of the Free State province from 2009 until 2018, according to the state South African Broadcasting Corporation.

It’s alleged that Magashule benefitted from a contract to audit how many houses in the province still had asbestos roofs, which was given to his close associates.

The contract was for $15 million, but only $1.2 million was spent on the audit, according to testimony at a government inquiry into corruption during former president Jacob Zuma’s time in power from 2009 to 2018.

The original full article can be found at apnews.com

(Photo: Rogan Ward/Reuters)

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