Illness delays corruption trial

2013-07-25 20:08

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Cape Town - The trial of a former prosecutor on corruption charges was delayed at the Bellville District Court in Cape Town on Thursday because his co-accused's lawyer was ill.

Jonas Phosoko, 38, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court before Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg.

She warned him and co-accused Mlahleni Mgingi to return on 31 July, when both are expected to plead.

Phosoko was arrested in November 2011 for the alleged theft of two police crime dockets.

After several brief appearances in the Bellville District Court, the matter was transferred to the Commercial Crime Court, on the instructions of the Western Cape Regional Court President Bruce Langa.

Mgingi, 42, allegedly bribed Phosoko to steal a docket which involved Mgingi alleged being in possession of 29kg of dagga.

Phosoko faces five charges - one of corruption, two of theft and two of defeating the ends of justice.

He is out on R4 000 bail and Mgingi on bail of R2 000.

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