Businessman's R1m bail scrapped, back in jail
Pietermaritzburg - The R1m bail of a businessman accused of defrauding the KwaZulu-Natal education department was cancelled on Tuesday.
KwaZulu-Natal High Court Judge Gregory Kruger ordered that Jabulani Zakhele Mabaso be taken into custody.
He failed to appear in court on March 5 for the start of trial.
Mabaso is accused of defrauding the department of R200m by inflated invoices.
His co-accused Pam Bosman-Zulu, the department's former chief financial officer, allegedly authorised the inflated payments in return for kickbacks.
Kruger said Mabaso had used various ruses to delay trial.
Mabaso was expected to make a new application for bail on Thursday.