MEC corruption case postponed

2012-02-20 20:01

Johannesburg - Former North West education MEC Johannes Tselapedi and four others appeared in connection with corruption in the Mahikeng Regional Court on Monday.

Police spokesperson Captain Adele Myburgh said the matter was postponed to April 25.

Tselapedi's co-accused comprised a couple and senior civil servants.

The five had applied for a reduction in their bail amount, which was granted. The new amounts could not be immediately be provided by police.

Previously, Tselapedi was given bail of R250 000, while acting deputy director general of basic education Matanzima Mweli and suspended provincial head of department Charles Raseala each received R500 000 bail.

The five face charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and contravening the Public Finance Management Act.

They allegedly awarded two tenders - for motivational speaking and for helping matriculants in their studies - without following procedures.

The original tenders were for R3.5m but the services apparently ran for a further three years after the expiry of the contract, which resulted in R12m being paid for services.

  • Mzwandile - 2012-02-20 20:43

    Jail them and sentence them for 50 years minimum.

  • Patricia - 2012-02-20 21:00

    should not takel longer than 6 months.

  • Vic - 2012-02-20 21:09

    South Africa has a useless President at the helm, who says he won't tolerate corruption, yet we hear of new cases every week. They must be suspended immediately without pay. Wake up Zuma, and get your house in order, before you venture into other States to try and tell them how to run their countries. Lybia springs to mind.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-20 21:46

    I am afraid we are getting so used to this Corruption part of Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption, that we hardly take notice or react anymore. This (Corruption and stealing of public funds by the ANC)has already set us back many years. During the 2010 Soccer World Cup, there were special courts dishing out speedy justice. This is what we need to fight corruption. Speedy, focused, accurate, determined ACTION. Not postponement after postponement.

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