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IT specialist's fraud case postponed

2012-10-16 15:43

Pretoria - The trial of an IT specialist accused of defrauding the labour department of R1.2m was postponed in the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed until November 19 for further investigation.

Kenneth Martin Mahuluhulu, 32, was released on R5 000 bail on August 31.

"There are only a few things to be put together for the investigation to be complete," prosecutor Noah Motaung said.

Co-accused Kathutshelo Nethengwe handed himself over after Mahuluhulu's arrest in August and faces the same charges.

Both have to report to the Sunnyside police station once a week and were warned not to interfere with State witnesses and the investigation.

Mahuluhulu was arrested on August 29 at the University of SA in Pretoria, after being sought for two years.

He allegedly colluded with a syndicate, which included a former employee of the labour department's compensation fund, to submit fictitious claims to the fund between 2006 and 2009.

The fund acts as insurance for workers injured in the line of duty.