for subscribers

Casting call: Who are the figures at the centre of the Free State asbestos corruption case?

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Ace Magashule.
Ace Magashule.
Foto24

Over a year ago, former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana took the witness stand at the commission of inquiry into state capture and accused former Free State premier Ace Magashule of being a "blesser to many", for allegedly sourcing money from the public purse through an asbestos contract. 

The contract was secured by a joint venture between engineering consultancy firm Blackhead Consulting and Diamond Hill Trading 71 in 2014.

Dukwana said: "Mr Magashule was simply a blesser to many due to payments advanced by Mr [Ignatius] Mpambani from monies corruptly and fraudulently sourced from state coffers through the asbestos project."

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
38% - 3492 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
26% - 2381 votes
No, I don't think they need it
37% - 3380 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.08
(-1.06)
ZAR/GBP
21.04
(-1.05)
ZAR/EUR
18.19
(-0.86)
ZAR/AUD
11.74
(-0.53)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.81)
Gold
1715.40
(-1.18)
Silver
26.17
(-1.90)
Platinum
1172.00
(-1.92)
Brent Crude
62.54
(-1.55)
Palladium
2359.50
(-0.55)
All Share
68326.79
(-0.27)
Top 40
62861.62
(-0.39)
Financial 15
12571.60
(+0.02)
Industrial 25
89680.18
(+0.59)
Resource 10
69225.70
(-1.86)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo