Fraud case against ex-NYDA head resumes

2014-03-31 08:28

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The fraud and money laundering case against former National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) head Andile Lungisa is expected to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court today.

The case against Lungisa, his wife, Ursula Sali, Thabo Shogolo and Xolisile Guquza was postponed during their last appearance in January.

The four allegedly accepted and shared among themselves R2.5 million paid by the arts and culture department for the Nelson Mandela Sports Day concert. They allegedly promised that US singer R Kelly would perform at the concert, but he did not.

Previously, Lungisa and Shogolo were granted bail of R10 000 each, Guquza was granted R5 000 bail and Sali was released on a warning. They were arrested in October after handing themselves in to the Hawks.

Lungisa has since asked to be relieved of his political duties as an ANC Eastern Cape executive committee member while he dealt with the charges.

He intended going back to the Eastern Cape to campaign for the ANC in preparation for the 2014 general elections.

» Update: The matter was postponed to April 17 because the lawyer representing Lungisa, Sali, Shogolo, and Guquza was sick and not present in court.

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