Ace Magashule appears at the Bloemfontein High Court in the Free State province, South Africa.

There’s a heavy police presence on Wednesday morning at the High Court in Bloemfontein, in Free State, ahead of the appearance of suspended African National Congress(ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule, 10 others and five companies in the R255 million asbestos case.

Ace Magashule is back in court on Wednesday morning



Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are supporting the police. The accused appeared in court last month and the pre-trial hearing was postponed to 3 November.

The aim was to enable defence lawyers to receive relevant documents regarding the case.

The state has revealed that there are more than 300 000 pages of documents related to the case.

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