ANC's John Block guilty of fraud

2015-10-14 21:15
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Johannesburg – The ANC’s Northern Cape chairperson John Block was found guilty of fraud, corruption, and money laundering by the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Director of Trifecta property company Christo Scholtz was found guilty of the same charges.

The ANC’s deputy secretary in the province and Northern Cape co-operative governance MEC, Alvin Botes, was found not guilty.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the party noted the judgment and would wait until sentencing before commenting.

The charges relate to kickbacks and irregularities in tenders worth millions for buildings the Northern Cape government leased from Trifecta between 2006 and 2010. Rentals, or rental space, were grossly inflated.

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