Businessman appears in court for bribery

2011-09-27 09:27

A Durban businessman accused of trying to bribe KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Major-General Johan Booysen has appeared in court, The Times newspaper reported today.

Toshan Panday was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Joburg on Saturday after returning from Zambia.

He has been charged with attempting to bribe Booysen with R2 million to backdate a document in a R60 million corruption case against him.

Both Panday and Madhoe appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court yesterday. However, the bail application was postponed to today to finalise grounds to oppose Madhoe’s bail.

Panday’s legal representative Jimmy Howse argued that it was in the interests of justice for the applications of his client and Madhoe to be heard simultaneously. 

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