Second charge for man on bail

2011-12-21 00:00

THE Impendle Magistrate’s Court yesterday denied bail to a local businessman accused of dealing in ­dagga.

He is out on bail on a charge of corruption that would allegedly have benefited a member of the prosecution team.

Businessman Nhlanhla Hector Majozi and four others were arrested in Gomane, Impendle, on December 5 after being found in possession of 148 kg of dagga with a street value of R148 000.

Majozi applied for bail yesterday through his attorney, Martin Krog, who argued that he needed to be with his family to support his wife and seven children.

Investigating officer Constable Sbonelo Ngobese told the court that when he was caught after a car chase Majozi admitted he had the dagga and knew it was illegal.

It emerged in court that Majozi is facing a separate charge of corruption for attempting to bribe a member of the prosecution on July 23 last year.

It is alleged that he offered to give the prosecutor in Impendle R2 000 to withdraw or get rid of charges laid against his son, Advisor Mthobisi Majozi, of dealing in 117 kg of dagga.

Nhlanhla Majozi is out on bail in this case and a warrant of arrest was issued as he failed to appear when the hearing took place in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on November 23.

His co-accused in the new case, Libetsa Mokoena, Thabo Mndaweni and Skhalo Mzobe, will apply for bail on January 13.

The court granted R2 000 bail to another co-accused, Zakhele Ndlela.

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