Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Bloemfontein: The Free State asbestos case against the suspended African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-general; Ace Magashule and his co-accused, will return to the Bloemfontein High Court in October.

Magashule and 15 of his co-accused, including businessman Edward Sodi, made a brief appearance in court on Wednesday; 11 August 2021.

The matter relates to the R255 million asbestos roof removal contract in the Free State during Magashule’s time as the Premier of the Free State province.

They are facing charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Judge Cagney Musi when ordering the accused to be back in court on 19 October, said that the matter wad postponed to the 19 October 2021.

“All the accused are on bail except for the jurisdiction persons. All the accused are then in this court again at 9am on that day.” said Judge Musi.