Warrant news fails to spoil Magashule’s by-election party

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Warrant news fails to spoil Magashule’s by-election party

Hawks on his tail threaten to kill his campaign mood, but many say they will vote for the ruling party on Wednesday

Amanda Khoza

The ANC’s final push for votes ahead of the municipal by-elections ended in dramatic fashion as news of an arrest warrant for secretary-general Ace Magashule clouded the party’s campaign.

Flanked by his supporters, Magashule was at first in a jovial mood as he approached a bus terminal parking lot in Soweto, where he was expected to address a group of fewer than 100 supporters.

But things changed fast when Magashule heard a warrant for his arrest had been signed in connection with his alleged role in the controversial R225m asbestos eradication tender in the Free State dating back to 2014, when he was premier...

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