Fraud accused linked to Cele hospitalised

2012-04-05 22:41

Johannesburg - Fraud accused Thoshan Panday was admitted to hospital after experiencing chest pains in the Durban Magistrate's Court, the Hawks said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Panday started feeling pain. The magistrate remanded the case to Tuesday and ruled he be kept in custody, Colonel McIntosh Polela said.

Panday was arrested on Tuesday on charges of corruption, incitement to commit corruption and conspiracy to commit fraud relating to an amount of just over R20m.

The Sunday Times reported that Panday, owner of Goldcoast Trading, was awarded a contract to provide accommodation to 1 280 police officers during the 2010 World Cup.

The contract did not go out to tender, in contravention of Treasury rules which state that all government contracts worth more than R500 000 should follow a bid process.

Suspended national police commissioner Bheki Cele allegedly signed off the tender, the newspaper reported.

Next Tuesday Panday is also expected to appear in court again on allegations that he tried to bribe Hawks KwaZulu-Natal head Johan Booysen with R2m to obtain a sensitive document central to a corruption investigation.

  • Sonja - 2012-04-05 22:48

    His lips moved, therefore he was lying

      Vince.York - 2012-04-06 08:49

      TOO TRUE - and the mostly anc and few thousand connected perpetrators of these corruption deals are in fact COMMITTING CRIME WORSE THAN MURDER against their own supporters - who are kept in the dark and HAPPY that a relative or someone close gets a small handout to keep quiet - the (food-parcel) to keep them voting the same again and again. Africa and SA are still not ready for true effective democratic processes I fear.

  • Tony - 2012-04-05 23:22

    One of these days our hospitals will have more 'patients' than prisons have inmates

      Hettie - 2012-04-13 11:50

      Thats why they need the private hospitals as well, they havent got wards in all the state hospitals.

  • Sello - 2012-04-06 00:58

    Why is it that these high profile criminals are such sissies? The minute they see a court's buttler door they roll on the floor with sudden sickness. If it's not mental depression it's failing livers or chest pains or infected bladders or bleeding kidneys. And then there's talk of parole.Haai maan!

  • Jay - 2012-04-06 01:35

    Dear Mr Prez JZ, So Stuff the current ongoing case vs Cele. This incident reeks of Gross Negligence & Incompetence by the GENERAL of POLICE - Mr Cele. Need there be more evidence? Please get RID of this TAX EXPENSE called Bheki Cele now. But then again, the Minister is just as useless - Rid of him too. (Seems the Moderator does not want me to use some of Cele's words) I rest my case.

  • Mart - 2012-04-06 02:11

    Just goes to show that criminals are actually quite weak and cannot take a bit of stress. Sheik, Selebe, Cele, Panday, Sheryl Cwele.....big stuff when doing the crime, jibbering mutant idiot when facing time. Wouter Basson might have something for him to take to calm his nerves.......

      Fidel - 2012-04-07 10:45

      Shrien Dewani?

  • docjimmie - 2012-04-06 02:41

    well well well ...lemmegues he get convicted and a medical pardon after a never changes

  • Oom - 2012-04-06 03:20

    How come Cele has not been arrested? Surely if the person who were awarded the contract are charged with fraud the person who signed it off and therefore awarded the contract is just as guilty

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-04-06 06:28

    again i ask the question , are there any govt departments , officials that are not corrupt ? the ANC ,s track record for good honest governance is atrocious !

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-04-06 20:52

      How can something be atrocious when it doesn't even exist?

  • Sharon - 2012-04-06 06:53

    The SA govenment needs to contact the CDC about this. Maybe they can help identify this new virulent disease that seems to be taking hold here. It has been named as Shaikititis, and symptoms include an unnatural fear of courtrooms, prison and judges. The cure is simple - avoid any contact with the above, and the symptoms miraculously disappear!

  • Raymond - 2012-04-06 07:16

    It seems "hippy shake" will now have a caddy for the golf clubs!

  • Scouter - 2012-04-06 07:43

    Ahhhh .... a private ward in a private hospital and a choice of menu at every meal. The perfect quiet SA Easter 'get away'.

  • Johan - 2012-04-06 07:48

    This sounds so very familiar. The medical parole club membership is growing lol

  • Zion - 2012-04-06 08:40

    When the heat is turned up the hospital doors are opened.

  • justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-06 10:36

    'no one is to be trusted with anything anymore...our government and its officials are cursed' it doesn't get any better than this...\medical parole on the way\

  • Graham - 2012-04-06 11:11

    He got a case of Shaiks syndrome!

  • Thando - 2012-04-06 12:52

    Unalo elakho indiya?? Mandela's era it was th old guard(Robben Islanders) tht benefittd mostly ie Sisulu, Mhlaba, Thabo Mbeki's era it was th EC 3rd generation ie Macozoma, Ngcuka, Jz its th Zulus nd indiya wena? th YL wnts 2 own mines.....

  • Bob - 2012-04-06 14:05

    Pathetic coward!

  • Louise - 2012-04-06 20:45

    Cele signed off on the contract! Is this ANOTHER one of those multi-million contracts where Cele claims he "trusted his advisors?" What a lekker job: get paid millions in salary by SAPS without having to CHECK anything you sign! Imagine if Cele was a bank manager - he would've broken the bank within the first day. But what does he care - it's only tax payers' money!

  • michel.pieterse - 2012-04-07 04:51

    Mmmm, Another one with the "Shaiks"..

  • Franklyn - 2012-04-08 12:06

    ah mate,Schabir Shaik has spawned a new epidemic for high profile looters,the "feign a chronic illness and live a life of relative peace with your ill-gotten tax payers cash" disease is becoming rampant amongst these theives,lock them up and throw away the keys-let them rot in jail.

  • Hettie - 2012-04-13 11:46

    Why am I not supprised about his pains and aches is it not the way they go after being arrested for fraud and corruption. Go to jail do not turn back as the monopoly game states. Oh I forgot they have a come out of jail free card. L O L .

  • Serame - 2012-04-15 18:50


  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-06-11 15:48

    damm! he beat me to shabir's book "how to stay out of jail"

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-06-11 16:00

    the medical fraternity is abuzz about the new disease that becoming a pandemic in the new south africa. it apparently affects the anc and their comrades. its called "innocentitus caused by the "letsloot" virus. it is highly contagious affects the anc govt in national,provincial and local spheres of govt.

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