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Malatsi late for prison

2012-11-16 14:25

Johannesburg - Former politician David Malatsi is expected to arrive at Goodwood Prison in Cape Town on Friday to begin serving his five-year jail term, correctional services said.

"We are still waiting... we have been here since 08:30 this morning. We don't know his whereabouts... " Western Cape correctional services spokesperson Simphiwe Xako said.

Malatsi's appeal on corruption charges was dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

Judge Patrick Gamble took less than a minute to read out the appeal judgement, stating only that the "appeal is dismissed and the conviction is confirmed".

The former provincial environment affairs MEC and national deputy social development minister was not present in court when judgement was handed down.

In October 2006, Malatsi was found guilty by the Cape Town Regional Court on charges of corruption after he accepted a R100 000 payment from the developer of the Roodefontein Golf and Country Estate to approve the development, despite clear environmental concerns.

The money was given to him in April 2002 by Count Riccardo Augusto, the owner and developer of the R550m Plettenberg Bay project. He was sentenced in December 2006 to five years in jail and at the same time granted leave to appeal.

He was granted bail pending the outcome of the appeal.

Comments
  • sisie.indola - 2012-11-16 14:27

    I would probably say he is over the border.

      richard.schmode.9 - 2012-11-16 14:38

      bet you he is in hospital

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-16 14:40

      Practising his golf.

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-11-16 14:43

      Nkandla !!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-16 14:49

      No! He is waiting for his "near death" sick note!

      Voiceinthedesert.co.za - 2012-11-16 14:50

      He's checking if he isn't maybe terminally ill

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-16 14:51

      Am I getting this right??? It took 7 years for his appeal to be denied? He could have just started his sentence back then and he would have been a free man by now...

      rontheogre - 2012-11-16 14:55

      He is urgently running around trying to find a Shaik(ey)doctor.

      rontheogre - 2012-11-16 14:58

      Talking of which, does anybody know what is happening with Celebi?

      NickvanGraan - 2012-11-16 15:00

      I would also be running late ...or maybe even running ..

      gideon.walt - 2012-11-16 15:06

      Drop that soap big guy!!!

      Don.Tandy - 2012-11-16 15:12

      Playing golf with Shabir and Jackie.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-16 15:14

      He's stuck at the 19th....

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-11-16 15:15

      Where is the developer now? Free or inside?

      bond.ndalo - 2012-11-16 16:39

      HUH......Vaseline store is closed due to workers strike, thats the reason his late.

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-17 09:23

      I think he is hiding in the 'bunker at Nkandla'!

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-16 14:30

    Find him increase his sentence

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-16 19:05

      Renal treatment has worked for all of the anc lackeys so far.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-17 12:39

      yes Montagnes... its because they all drink Johhny Walker Red label at taxpayers expense

  • lloyd.venske - 2012-11-16 14:30

    WHAT ABOUT THE DEVELOPER!!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE WORSE THAN THE CORRUPTABLE.

      tshepo.phasha1 - 2012-11-16 14:51

      agree with u

      Deon - 2012-11-16 14:52

      He did pay an admission of guilt fine 10 x the bribed amount.

      BobM6389 - 2012-11-16 15:01

      Lloyd if my memory serves me correctly he entered a plea bargain and paid a fine.

  • richard.zanner - 2012-11-16 14:31

    I think he was last seen heading North :)

  • derek.less.9 - 2012-11-16 14:31

    Deciding which is the best medical ailment to use as an excuse

  • rdeacon - 2012-11-16 14:32

    shame.. maybe he had to start his dialysis treatment today?

  • alicia.myburgh.69 - 2012-11-16 14:34

    Eish man, sorry, traffic was bed!

      arthur.marks.754 - 2012-11-16 15:01

      Yoh, dis road is full of burning tyaars and stones, sorry sir!

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-11-16 14:35

    Whenever one of the gang ends up in goal, there is a complication. The only question left is what ailment is going to befall the man?

  • marcus.vermaak - 2012-11-16 14:35

    I hope he runs, into a brick wall. Have you tried calling his phone?

  • Thembinkosi Ntlanganiso - 2012-11-16 14:38

    why a politian has to report @ the Correctional services but an ordinary citizen will be send to jail immediately after the sentencing,if I was Malatsi i will never report

      Deon - 2012-11-16 14:53

      He was not at the court on that day.

      rontheogre - 2012-11-16 15:00

      He was not even present at his appeal hearing where he should have been arrested immediately after the appeal was denied.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-16 16:45

      living in Uk St Helena??

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-16 14:41

    Thats what usually happens when u start giving crimals a respect they don't deserve.

  • msturmair - 2012-11-16 14:43

    another shaik action

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-11-16 14:43

    Please god, help this man. Make him unwell for a short while and let justice take its course. Deliver us and the subject in question from unfairness. We pray for equal treatment across the land. Thank you.

  • thulani.sparks - 2012-11-16 14:44

    How long are they gonna wait before deciding to go on a search???

      rontheogre - 2012-11-16 15:02

      Long enough for us to have forgotten about him as all the stay out of jail monopoly cards have been used.

  • louis.hager.12 - 2012-11-16 14:45

    Check out the hospitals!

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-16 14:48

    These court cases take far too long I mean he was found guilty and convicted in 2006 its crazy!!!! He's probably in Zimbabwe somewhere unless authorities have his passport (which I seriously doubt)!!!

  • Sibusiso - 2012-11-16 14:52

    N24 ,why didn't you mention his poltical affiliation?Your reporting leaves much to be desired.

      desmond.s.leaner - 2012-11-16 14:59

      Thats what I thought...he is ex NP?

  • Deon - 2012-11-16 14:54

    They should search the gravy train.

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-11-16 14:54

    He's still consulting Shaik and Selebi.

  • desmond.s.leaner - 2012-11-16 14:58

    Isn't this the old leader of the National Party? Bunch of criminals!

      Deon - 2012-11-16 16:21

      No the last leader of the NP was FW De Klerk, Malatsi was part of the "reborn" NNP (New Nats). They did not last long after "Kortbroek" Van Schalkwyk left and joined the Gov. of "national unity", where he still is.

      desmond.s.leaner - 2012-11-16 16:40

      But he was never a cANCer member right?

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-11-16 14:59

    look for him in inkandla, he must be there.

      rontheogre - 2012-11-16 15:04

      Aha, he might be in the famed "bunker"!

      zmvulane - 2012-11-16 15:07

      For your information he was never an ANC member but belonged to the National Party!

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-11-16 15:02

    Probably trying to find a big tube of vaseline or on the gravy train as someone mentioned before.

  • luyolo.mgodi - 2012-11-16 15:03

    He was found guilty in 2006 and only now that he gets to serve his sentence?? our Justice System SMH

  • robert.starke.98 - 2012-11-16 15:06

    Him and Shaik had a tee-off time this afternoon. Golf comes first !!, then some more corruption !!! Prison last on the list

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-11-16 15:06

    At the sangoma....rabbitt rabbit...then THEY can't see me

  • gideon.walt - 2012-11-16 15:07

    Its not called Goodwood for nothing big guy!!

  • thulani.sparks - 2012-11-16 15:08

    If he was ANC affiliated...it would have been included in the headline...Editor we are watching you

      Deon - 2012-11-16 16:22

      He was a "new nat" never DA.

  • rontheogre - 2012-11-16 15:08

    All the comments are wrong. He will turn up for work on Monday, insisting on a salary increase as he has just received another qualification that makes him fit to be a minister or some equal position.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-11-16 15:14

    Look in the hospital. He is most probably terminally ill.

  • themba.maseko.568 - 2012-11-16 15:14

    Where is the developer now? Free or inside?

  • nelbj - 2012-11-16 15:16

    Malatsi was not an ANC member when he committed the crime. He was al member or the National Party, or to be precise the "New National Party"!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-11-16 15:39

    let him do the right thing hand himself over start preparing a home for jz and malema who are coming very soon,,,,,!

  • Jaco JP Venter - 2012-11-16 15:40

    He is hiding in Zumaville in the Presidents new bunker.lol ha ha ha

  • hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-16 15:43

    Why is it not stated as to which party was he affiliated to editor (winking), obviously because he wasn't an Anc member...

  • fnxusani - 2012-11-16 15:45

    Don't rush him guys! I saw him in A local bookstore buying a medical dictionary!

      madzimbalale.lufuno - 2012-11-16 23:59

      guys dnt say des he is a father of some one .i thnk nw he learn he dnt do thes mastek anymore .i wish hm gud luck 2 be in jain 4 many years

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-16 15:52

    That's a Blackman for you , takes a R100k kickback to approve a R55milion illegal project . That's what we are facing in the municipal offices with officials taking your R5million project to give it to their friends for a streetwise box . Let him go , bloody agent !!!!!!

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-16 16:02

    Or maybe he is on the 16th Par 4 at some fancy golf course, with 'death's door' sheihk and the other one, police leader guy - damn losing count of these get out of jail free ANC butt lickers.

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-11-16 16:13

    I have quietly noticed that ordinary criminals are simply grabbed by police and thrown into jail as soon as the last court appearance and bail are over. There's no such thing as the criminal being given a few days to report to prison at his own will. But with famous people the approach always seems different, people are given days to walk themselves to prison and the authorities even have the audacity to tell the media that so and so is late for his scheduled arrival at the prison. Am I failing to understand something?

      Erna - 2012-11-16 16:19

      Glad you also noted that. And in some cases they get a hero's send off like Yengeni.

      ceba.mlandu - 2012-11-16 21:13

      As if being punctual for a prison term in the most imperative thing. I'd be extremely as well given that option.

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-11-16 16:22

    go papa go,its time to sleep,prisoners officials want to prepare supper,go maan.mrs sherel cwele did not waste time,go maan

  • paul.lastrucci - 2012-11-16 16:26

    E Jack U Late!

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-11-16 17:23

    He's with Shabir

  • adrian.strydom - 2012-11-16 17:27

    Why the hell did it take 6 years for an appeal judgement ?....and then it takes less than a minute to deliver ! Absolute lunacy !!

  • Bernie Odendaal - 2012-11-16 17:41

    At his doctor's getting a sick note...

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-17 06:01

    Issue a warrant and add another 5 years!

  • haydn.gawronsky - 2012-11-17 10:52

    He didnt have his blue light brigade to get him there on time.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-17 12:31

    He is still trying to create a new disease.

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