Pretoria - Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday handed over a dossier of information to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Pretoria which he said was an "evidence pack" proving criminality on the part of African National Congress secretary-general Ace Magashule.
"The National Director of Public Prosecution [Advocate Shamila Batohi] ultimately apologised, she couldn't be here. She sent senior people in her office including Bulelwa Makeke [head of NPA communication] to come and receive the documents that we wanted to hand over ... evidence that points to the fact that the Free State was captured, it shows there is a system of corruption, nothing has changed, you may have new actors in place but the stealing is continuing," Maimane told journalists outside the NPA offices.
"We also wanted to put forward evidence that shows that we have opened the charges, so this is the third group of charges that we have opened and I've interacted with the police, the police are now hamstrung on how they investigate. We cannot be living in a country where corruption is going through cycles and no one is being arrested."
The opposition leader was with DA Free State premier candidate Patricia Kopane and a few other officials.
Maimane said he had submitted to the NPA on Friday "an affidavit that shows that the ANC is a racketeering organisation" which had captured the state to loot resources.