Mr Ten Percent - How Ace Magashule captured the Free State

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mr-ten-percent-how-ace-magashule-captured-the-free-state-20190330

According to a new book, Gangster State: Unraveling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture by journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh
Myburgh, who spent more than a year solely focused on Magashule's networks, also links the ANC heavyweight to a number of seemingly irregular and illegal payments, including instructions to the beneficiary of a provincial contract to ensure payments are made according to his wishes.
Gangster State is the first comprehensive audit of Magashule’s activities as one of the ANC’s most powerful figures. The controversial former Free State premier has been accused of various illegal dealings over the years but has never been charged or convicted of any crime. According to Myburgh, the Scorpions - an elite corruption-busting unit - was however close to arrest Magashule in 2008 shortly before it was dismantled by the ANC.
Many of the allegations Myburgh details were known previously, but the ANC has refused to act against Magashule. “The ruling party’s appointment of its very own ‘secretary-gangster’ to a position as visible and important as the one Magashule now occupies can be seen as a broad endorsement of criminality,” Myburgh believes.
 

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TL;DR: https://www.news24.com/Books/book-extract-gangster-state-the-ancs-asbestos-benefits-20190331

The IgoFiles, Magashule's diary and other records allowed me to identify a sequence of events that show how Mpambani channelled even more of the money from the asbestos auditing contract into political projects. On Tuesday 19 January 2016, Magashule met with President Jacob Zuma at the latter's Mahlamba Ndlopfu residence in Pretoria. That same day, ANC spokesperson in the Free State Thabo Meeko tweeted: 'ANC Free State to convene the mother of all marches in defence of President Zuma, on 06 Feb 2016. In Bloem. Details to follow.'
 

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One can hope that Shamila's new "Scorpions" picks up where the real Scorpions finished and completes the investigations and arrests these twats.
 

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Thats the part of me that hopes we will see a different Cyril after the 8th of May.... but that part is slowly dwindling unfortunately.
I actually stopped hoping CR will do anything. ANC will be in power after 8th, no need to "fix" anything. Their voters will continue as normal!
 

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I actually stopped hoping CR will do anything. ANC will be in power after 8th, no need to "fix" anything. Their voters will continue as normal!
No question that the ANC will be in power.... its to what level, and what mandate CR has that is in question.
 

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No question that the ANC will be in power.... its to what level, and what mandate CR has that is in question.
Sorry what I meant was they % of approval will maybe drop 1-3% (they will be in power till jesus comes back). That low % drop will indicate to them they have approval to continue as is..
 

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No question that the ANC will be in power.... its to what level, and what mandate CR has that is in question.
The general election has no influence on Cyril's mandate. That is derived from the anc elective conferences.
 

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Anti-white is way more catchy than anti-black. The ANC should take that up with their PR firm.
 

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The general election has no influence on Cyril's mandate. That is derived from the anc elective conferences.
Agreed... but its how the ANC reacts to the election results that might determine whether he gets the option of being a bit more decisive.
 

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Well the ANC reacting as expected. The new dawn has not really brought any changes.
 

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Well the ANC reacting as expected. The new dawn has not really brought any changes.
Moyane gone at SARS and replaced with what looks like a competent appointment, NPA head gone and also replaced by what looks like a credible appointee, a new corruption busting body in the forming. State security being overhauled, PIC being investigated and patched up. The police reducing the epidemic of CITs that were allowed to proliferate because Zuma didn't care about anything other than sitting around counting his billions with the Guptas. SOEs being sorted out, Eskom conducting lifestyle audits and firing those suspected of cookie jar offences (granted SOEs are likely the toughest stains). And you still see no changes? Perhaps a trip to the optometrist & potentially an ENT specialists (at a minimum) - just to be sure your senses are too badly impaired?
 

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Moyane gone at SARS and replaced with what looks like a competent appointment, NPA head gone and also replaced by what looks like a credible appointee, a new corruption busting body in the forming. State security being overhauled, PIC being investigated and patched up. The police reducing the epidemic of CITs that were allowed to proliferate because Zuma didn't care about anything other than sitting around counting his billions with the Guptas. SOEs being sorted out, Eskom conducting lifestyle audits and firing those suspected of cookie jar offences (granted SOEs are likely the toughest stains). And you still see no changes? Perhaps a trip to the optometrist & potentially an ENT specialists (at a minimum) - just to be sure your senses are too badly impaired?
Things are changing yes... but there is a case to be made for it taking too long, and none of the right people at the top being targeted..
 

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Moyane gone at SARS and replaced with what looks like a competent appointment, NPA head gone and also replaced by what looks like a credible appointee, a new corruption busting body in the forming. State security being overhauled, PIC being investigated and patched up. The police reducing the epidemic of CITs that were allowed to proliferate because Zuma didn't care about anything other than sitting around counting his billions with the Guptas. SOEs being sorted out, Eskom conducting lifestyle audits and firing those suspected of cookie jar offences (granted SOEs are likely the toughest stains). And you still see no changes? Perhaps a trip to the optometrist & potentially an ENT specialists (at a minimum) - just to be sure your senses are too badly impaired?
Yet not one single arrest? Corruption is so entrenched that people cannot even recognize accountability these days.
 

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Yet not one single arrest? Corruption is so entrenched that people cannot even recognize accountability these days.
I'd give arrests time to materialise rather that than Hollywood type arrests that get thrown out in court. You're right corruption is entrenched which is what makes prospects of successful prosecution so limited in the current environment. Zuma had and probably still has people in all law enforcement and prosecution services standing ready to make sure any attempt to prosecute are bungled. If you'd paid attention you'd have read stories of shredders working out overtime through nights getting rid of evidence.
 

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Moyane gone at SARS and replaced with what looks like a competent appointment, NPA head gone and also replaced by what looks like a credible appointee, a new corruption busting body in the forming. State security being overhauled, PIC being investigated and patched up. The police reducing the epidemic of CITs that were allowed to proliferate because Zuma didn't care about anything other than sitting around counting his billions with the Guptas. SOEs being sorted out, Eskom conducting lifestyle audits and firing those suspected of cookie jar offences (granted SOEs are likely the toughest stains). And you still see no changes? Perhaps a trip to the optometrist & potentially an ENT specialists (at a minimum) - just to be sure your senses are too badly impaired?
Until they are in jail it's all just for show.
 
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