MEC corruption case postponed
Johannesburg - Former North West education MEC Johannes Tselapedi and four others appeared in connection with corruption in the Mahikeng Regional Court on Monday.
Police spokesperson Captain Adele Myburgh said the matter was postponed to April 25.
Tselapedi's co-accused comprised a couple and senior civil servants.
The five had applied for a reduction in their bail amount, which was granted. The new amounts could not be immediately be provided by police.
Previously, Tselapedi was given bail of R250 000, while acting deputy director general of basic education Matanzima Mweli and suspended provincial head of department Charles Raseala each received R500 000 bail.
The five face charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and contravening the Public Finance Management Act.
They allegedly awarded two tenders - for motivational speaking and for helping matriculants in their studies - without following procedures.
The original tenders were for R3.5m but the services apparently ran for a further three years after the expiry of the contract, which resulted in R12m being paid for services.