Warrant issued for Sea Point shop owner

2012-04-10 19:01
Cape Town - A warrant was issued by the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday for the arrest of shop owner Mark Jonathan Goldberg after he failed to appear for sentencing.

Magistrate Wilma van der Merwe postponed the proceedings to 24 April, and said the warrant would be executed if Goldberg, 52, failed to appear for a second time.

Goldberg, who owns a curio shop in Sea Point, was arrested in 2009 after he was found in possession of ivory worth about R32m. He was later released on R5 000 bail.

His case was scheduled to take the form of a plea-bargain at the time, but negotiations collapsed when the State and Goldberg's defence were unable to reach an agreement on his sentence.
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