ACE MAGASHULE will appear in Bloemfontein Court on Friday.
He faces charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Ace is charged alongside seven other people in connection with a controversial R255m asbestos eradication tender in the Free State.
His co-accused, who include businessman Edwin Sodi, who had been arrested and appeared in court with other officials.
Magashule was released on bail of R200 000. He said at the time that he did not have enough money to pay it, adding that people had to contribute towards his bail.
During his previous court appearance, hundreds of supporters gathered outside the court in support of Magashule and waited patiently for him to address them once he was out of court. In his address, Magashule had threatened to release information which he said could shake things up, but did not reveal any details.
The ANC in FS has issued a statement to his followers not to attend Court due to Covid-19 adherence.
“We have seen posters on social media from faceless organisers, mobilising people to attend the planned protest action outside the Bloemfontein court where all the accused will appear on Friday February 19,” the party said, adding that they were not behind this mobilisation
“We regard this as a deliberate attempt to brazenly undermine the president’s call and the country’s laws, particularly the Covid-19 lockdown regulations which prohibit unnecessary political gatherings,” the party continued.
Former MEC for Economic and Tourism in FS Mxolisi Dukwana, who spilled the hot beans on his former ally, says he looks forward to the time Ace will spend behind bars, he said vehemently.
Image (Whistleblower Mxolisi Dukwana says he looks forward to Ace Magashule’s court appearance on Friday).