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“I’m aware of the arrest warrant … it’s not fake news,” says Ace Magashule

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Ace Magashule was the premier of the Free State when money meant to empower emerging farmers was allegedly misused.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Phando Jikelo, ANA

JOHANNESBURG – ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has rebutted talk that news of his intended arrest was fake news. Magashule has gone on record to confirm to Independent Media that he is aware that his name appears on a list of people allegedly earmarked for arrest by the NPA.

“I’m aware. I said its going to be a Hollywood-style type (of) arrest. They shouldn’t spin it now,“ Magashule said shortly before midnight on Tuesday

It is understood that Magashule will be arrested and charged over his role in the controversial Vrede Dairy Farm project. He will be charged for his alleged ’’failure to exercise oversight’’.

Magashule was the premier of the Free State when money meant to empower emerging farmers was allegedly misused.

“I will address media at an appropriate time,” Magashule said.

Meanwhile, the Hawks have issued a brief statement calling the reports of Magashule’s impending arrest “a malicious intent to undermine the integrity of the organisation”.

“The Hawks would like to categorically distance itself from the IOL report regarding the so-called impending arrest against Mr Ace Magashule,“ said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.