Oudtshoorn mayor back in court

2012-02-03 17:59
Oudtshoorn - The theft case against Oudtshoorn mayor Gordon April was postponed by the town's magistrate's court on Friday, Western Cape police said.

A senior public prosecutor is to view the docket and make a decision on it, said spokesperson Captain Malcolm Poje.

April faces charges of theft, intimidation, and illegal use of a municipal vehicle.

He would appear again in court on March 9.

He and his co-accused, Raymond Wagenaar, head of the Oudtshoorn municipality's storm water department, made their first court appearance on December 23.

The charges of theft and use of a municipal vehicle were laid by the chairperson of the regional branch of AfriForum, George Kersop. The charge of intimidation was laid by co-workers.

April is accused of stealing sand and stone which was allegedly delivered to his home in Dysselsdorp by municipal workers in a work vehicle.

Wagenaar allegedly gave the instruction for the delivery. Municipal workers who witnessed the incident claimed they were later intimidated by the pair.

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