Ace tries to quash oversight charge

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Magashule will appear in court alongside 15 co-accused on allegations that they benefited from R255 million that the Free State department of human settlements paid to a company owned by businessperson Edwin Sodi. Photo: File
Magashule will appear in court alongside 15 co-accused on allegations that they benefited from R255 million that the Free State department of human settlements paid to a company owned by businessperson Edwin Sodi. Photo: File

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Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule this week mounted two key legal challenges that are likely to trigger a showdown when his fraud, corruption and money laundering case returns to the Bloemfontein High Court for the pre-trial hearing on Wednesday.

As part of his spirited efforts to discredit the state’s criminal charges against him, Magashule swiftly filed the two papers soon after his court appearance on Tuesday, one seeking to have the oversight charges against him scrapped from the indictment and the other contesting the bulk of evidence that the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) submitted as common cause.

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