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What happened to the Pierneef painting that disappeared from Ace Magashule's office?

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Depicting a mountainous landscape in Free State, the undated Pierneef belongs to the Free State’s provincial government.
Depicting a mountainous landscape in Free State, the undated Pierneef belongs to the Free State’s provincial government.

The story: A painting by Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef went missing from a safe in Secretary General, Ace Magashule’s office in 2018.

Missing: Depicting a mountainous landscape in Free State, the undated Pierneef belongs to the Free State’s provincial government. With Pierneef considered to be one of South Africa’s old masters, the painting in question was valued at approximately R8 million when it went missing two years ago.

When it happened: The alleged theft of the painting is said to have taken place when Magashule was vacating his office in the Free State to assume his current role as ANC secretary general. 

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