Judgment expected in John Block fraud case

2015-06-24 05:33
John Block (Charné Kemp, Netwerk24)

John Block (Charné Kemp, Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Judgment is expected to be handed down by the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday in the trial of ANC provincial chairperson John Block, Alvin Botes and Trifecta director Christo Scholtz who are accused of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

The charges relate to government building leases, amounting to millions of rands.

The National Prosecuting Authority alleges the Trifecta Group entered into a number of lease agreements with the Northern Cape social development department in which rentals, or rental space, were grossly inflated.

The accused have pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them or their companies.

The trial began over a year and a half ago and has been beset by numerous delays.

A bid was made last year that Judge Mathebe Phatshoane to recuse herself which was dismissed.
Acquittal applications were also dismissed last year by Phatshoane, who said she was satisfied that there was enough evidence on which a court, acting carefully, might reasonably convict the accused.

Read more on:    anc  |  john block  |  kimberley  |  crime  |  fraud

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.