Mpumalanga Hawks boss's trial on next year

2013-11-28 07:19


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

Mbombela - The trial of Mpumalanga's Hawks boss Major General Simon Mapiane was postponed to 13 February by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that he still had to make some representations before trial, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Mapiane, who was in charge of the investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption involving Kaizer Chiefs' boss Bobby Motaung, was arrested on 22 May for allegedly falsifying travelling claims.

His trial was initially scheduled to start on 25 September.

Mapiane has not been asked to plead yet, and is out on bail of R1 000.

Previously, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela denied rumours of a fall-out between him and Mapiane, which led to Mapiane taking over the Motaung investigation after little progress had been made in 2007.

"As far as I know, Major-General Mapiane and I are not enemies," he said at the time.

"We work together and, at some point, people may interpret this their own way, especially if I'm harder when I want work done. I do this to everyone at work."
Read more on:    hawks  |  bobby motaung  |  mbombela  |  fraud

Join the conversation! 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.

'ANC’s NEC must quit'

2016-10-23 06:00 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 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.