The fight against corruption has taken another giant leap as a warrant of arrest was issued for ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is moving to arrest ANC bigwigs as a campaign against corruption hots up.
According to Independent Media, Magashule has also confirmed knowledge of his intended arrest after questions were sent to him in the evening on Tuesday.
SABC News has also confirmed Magashule is facing arrest, despite some reports suggesting the Hawks denied to have issued such a warrant.
Reliable sources have told SABC News that ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule has been issued with a warrant of arrest over his alleged involvement in the Vrede Dairy Farm Project.
The issuing of a warrant of arrest was disputed by Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi who said they have not issued such a warrant.
Magashule is reported to have confirmed and said he is aware of an intention to arrest him:
“I’m aware. I’m aware,“ he said. ’’It’s going to be a Hollywood style type of thing. But we will see.”
Another report is indicating Magashule is in consultation with either President or his legal team about the authenticity and legality of the warrant.
The ANC bigwig will be arrested for his involvement in the Vrede Dairy Farm project.
Magashule is accused of turning a blind eye during investigations and he will be charged with ’’failure to exercise oversight.’
Ace Magashule was the Free State premier when money meant to empower small farmers was released but did not reach the intended beneficiaries.
Sources that told Independent Media reveals that the ANC Secretary-General is part of a drawn-up list off high profile arrests that will take place this month.
Magashule did not commend on the intended arrest of his colleagues in the ANC.
Asked for a comment, Magashule responded, “I can’t talk of others. But we will see before putting the phone down.”
The National Prosecuting Authority is still to respond to questions sent to them.
More than R756m was paid to a dodgy company named in the Free State Vrede Dairy Farm corruption scandal, some of the money paid as bribery.