Ex-Mangaung mayor, wife acquitted

2012-10-18 17:11
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Bloemfontein - Former Mangaung mayor Pappie Mokoena and his wife Granny were acquitted on fraud and other charges in the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

Another accused, former Mangaung municipal manager Mojalefa Matlole, was also found not guilty on all charges he faced in the case.

The trial followed an investigation by the now-disbanded Scorpions into the Mangaung local municipality. This led to arrests in 2005.

Mokoena and 18 others faced a total of 259 charges, including theft, corruption and money laundering involving an estimated R130m.

Not all the accused faced all the charges.

High Court Judge A Kruger only acquitted Mokoena, his wife and Matlole on all charges they faced.

Other former senior officials, such as the former municipal speaker Zongezile Zumane, former business manager Mzwandile Silwana and Jakes Thithi, a political advisor, were found guilty on some charges related to fraud and money laundering.

Silwana's wife Brigitte, Evodia Kok (Zumane's personal assistant), Laetitia Hoffman (Mokoena's personal assistant), Buyelwa Khethelo, a businesswoman from Rocklands, and two Heidedal businessmen, Keabecoe and Kegomodicoe Lekone, were also found guilty on some charges related to fraud and money laundering. Sapa

- SAPA
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