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Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan will only appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court in June, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. 

It was reported at the weekend that O'Sullivan would appear in court on Monday, to face additional charges, including espionage. 

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku told News24 that O'Sullivan would only appear on June 7. This was the date decided on at his last appearance on May 9. 

At the last appearance, O'Sullivan, former SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe and Mogale City COO Abednego Mbulawa faced several charges after allegedly using forged documents in a bid to get the airline's chairperson Dudu Myeni to resign. 

Charges

They appeared on charges of extortion, intimidation, fraud, forgery, and uttering, Mfaku told News24 at the time. 

The matter was postponed to June 7, for the contents of the docket to be disclosed to the accused. 

O'Sullivan also appeared in the same court on May 9 on charges of contravening the Immigration Act. He was allegedly found with several passports, as he was about to fly to London with his daughters from OR Tambo International Airport in April. 

The Hawks nabbed him following a tip-off from the Department of Home Affairs that someone was travelling on multiple passports.

O'Sullivan was released on R20 000 bail. One of the conditions attached was that he not go within 5km of an airport.

Mfaku said O'Sullivan brought an application to have a review of his bail conditions, which the State would oppose. That matter would also be heard on June 7. 

City Press reported at the weekend that O’Sullivan would face an additional charge of espionage, along with a crime intelligence officer who allegedly helped him illegally intercept telephone calls.

The State also reportedly allege, in another espionage charge, that O'Sullivan gave sensitive information about SA Police Service generals and senior government officials to foreign intelligence agencies.

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