'Zille spook' case postponed

2016-02-04 10:42
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Cape Town - The case against a man accused of spying for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was postponed until March during a quick appearance in the Bellville District Court on Thursday.

Suspended crime intelligence officer Paul Scheepers left quickly after the case was postponed, covering his face and shaved head with a grey hoodie.

Prosecutor Thersia du Toit asked Magistrate Colin Jacks for the postponement to do work on the charge sheet and case docket. His lawyer Steven Barker agreed to the postponement.

The case will be back in court on March 17 and a regional court date is expected to be set for the case to get under way.

Scheepers faces at least 20 charges so far of fraud, or alternately corruption and possibly also for being in possession of a "grabber".

The ANC in the Western Cape has claimed Zille was using him to spy on them, which she has denied. She explained in a newsletter that in 2010 the provincial Cabinet decided to have its offices debugged. The only time she saw Scheepers was when she handed him her phone for a bug check.

In a separate civil case set for March 17 in the Western Cape High Court, Scheepers, who also had a company Eagle Eye Technology Solutions, is contesting having his computer equipment taken during a police raid.

That case is not expected to affect the Bellville case. His bail was extended.

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