Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
14 Nov 2020
4:54 am

Cholota’s testimony could prove crucial to Magashule case – experts

Bernadette Wicks

Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution executive director Lawson Naidoo said Cholota’s testimony could prove crucial to the case.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: EPA-EFE/Conrad Bornman

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s house of cards finally looks to be crumbling, with his former personal assistant, Moroadi Cholota, now having turned state witness in the case against him. This emerged in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court yesterday, when Magashule made his first appearance in connection with a controversial R255 million contract awarded to a joint venture between local engineering firm Blackhead Consulting and a company registered as Diamond Hill Trading 71 in 2014, to identify and eradicate asbestos roofing on low-cost houses across the Free State. Director and head of corporate investigations and forensics at commercial law firm CMS South...