CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance laid corruption charges against ANC Secretary General and former Free State Premier Ace Magashule for his involvement in a "corrupt" housing project in the province on Monday.
According to allegations, Magashule was involved in a R150 million housing contract in the Free State with Chinese company Unital Holdings which has also been linked to his daughter, Thoko Malembe.
The Chinese company was reportedly paid R75 million by the Free State government to take over the RDP housing project in Vogelfontein in the Free State.
However, the houses that have already been built are said to be in poor condition.
Today, DA Free State Leader, Patricia Kopane , DA Shadow Minister of Human Settlements, Solly Malatsi , DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Mbulelo Bara MP, DA Leader of the Official Opposition in the Free State Provincial Legislature, Dr Roy Jankielsohn MPL and the DA Free State Provincial Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Leona Kleynhans MPL conducted an oversight at the at Vogelfontein Housing Development in Bethlehem.
Upon their visit, DA officials claim that the houses were poorly constructed which had no electricity, water or proper lavatory facilities.