Case against ex-Land Bank boss postponed

2012-01-31 14:10

Johannesburg - The case against former Land Bank head, Philemon Mohlahlane, who stands accused of fraud and forgery, has been postponed to April, according to a report on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed on Monday to April 18 in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Criminal Court, reported Business Report.

State prosecutor Dries van Rensburg requested the postponement to study a report from a computer expert.

Mohlahlane, former Gauteng housing MEC Daniel Mofokeng, and Matuba Maponya were arrested by the Hawks in March last year and stand accused of embezzling R19m from the Land Bank's AgriBEE scheme.

Mohlahlane was also re-arrested later that month on charges of using fake senior qualifications to secure lucrative jobs in government.

He has claimed that his tertiary qualifications were acquired in the US and Europe but investigators said he failed Grade 12 in Mamelodi in 1974.

Charges against a fourth accused, Khutso Mosoma, have been withdrawn, without the State giving reasons.