“I announced our intention to bring a Motion of No Confidence in Free State Premier Ace Magashule for his involvement in the Vrede Dairy project.”
The leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane has vowed to bring a vote of no confidence against ANC Secretary, Ace Magashule who is also the premier of Free State. This comes after his office was raided by the Hawks in connection with Vrede Dairy farm scandal.
Gupta email leaks revealed that large sums of money was redirected from a government funded dairy farm project to pay the family’s Sun City wedding.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained a preservation order with regards to the more than 4,000 hectares of farm land and the more than R220 million in several bank accounts linked to the Guptas.
In his statement Maimane confirmed that he has met with the group of intended beneficiaries of the project.
“Today, I announced our intention to bring a Motion of No Confidence in Free State Premier Ace Magashule for his involvement in the Vrede Dairy project that saw his corrupt friends steal over R200 million from a group of aspiring black farmers,” read Maimane’s statement.
“In August 2017, we provided the Hawks with a 200-page document, containing evidence, and they have now seized control of the farm and searched the offices of several Free State Government officials – Including the Premier,” concluded Maimane’s statement.
Addressing the ANCYL’s 106 celebration in Pietermaritzburg Ace Magashule welcome the move by investigating authorities and made it clear that he is willing to co-operate. He further stated that the law must take its cause.
Maimane did not confirm the date he will be bringing the motion of no confidence against Magashule.