NPA insists Magashule’s former PA will testify and has co-operated with the state

The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority stated on Sunday that the previous private assistant of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has co-operated with the state and can testify in opposition to her former boss.

The NPA was reacting to a report within the Metropolis Press newspaper that Moroadi Cholota had stated she had not agreed to testify for the state in opposition to Magashule, who appeared in courtroom on November 13 on costs of fraud, corruption and cash laundering.

The case pertains to the R255m Free State asbestos roofing removing tender, whereas Magashule was premier of the province.

Whereas solely R21m went to an organization that did an audit of homes with asbestos roofs within the province, the remaining allegedly went to plenty of businesspeople, politicians and authorities officers.

Magashule is one in every of 13 accused who was arrested in reference to the asbestos roof case. Others embody business-person Edwin Sodi, former Mangaung mayor Olly Mlamleli and Free State human settlements head of division Nthimotse Mokhesi.

Metropolis Press stated in an e-mail alternate between the Hawks and Cholota, the previous PA stated it was odd that she had been positioned on document as a witness within the absence of a previous settlement that she would help the law-enforcement authorities.