Johannesburg – African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashukle on Tuesday evening said he was neither worried nor surprised by reports that a warrant of arrest is headed his way.
Magashule told media that he “heard of” a warrant against him being signed by a Bloemfontein court relating to millions of rands spent on the failed Estina dairy farm project that left black farmers destitute.
The secretary-general revealed that while he was aware of talk of a warrant, he was yet to be formally served.
“I’m not worried, I’m not surprised. I’ve been observing what is happening in the country, that’s why for now I don’t want to cast any aspersions on the law enforcement agencies,” said Magashule.
The ANC secretary-general’s name has been on the tip of many tongues as the Hawks arrested a number of suspects on tender fraud and corruption that happened during his tenure as premier of the Free State.
He said threats of his pending arrest were not new.
“Over time there has been this thing of Hollywood type of style [arrests]. So, we will wait and see but we are ready for anything,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Hawks have denied any knowledge of a warrant of arrest in the works for Magashule.
“The Hawks would like to categorically distance itself from the news reports. We are not aware of any warrant of arrest that has been issued against Mr Ace Magashule,” said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.