Mpumalanga Hawks boss's trial on next year

2013-11-28 07:19
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Mbombela - The trial of Mpumalanga's Hawks boss Major General Simon Mapiane was postponed to 13 February by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that he still had to make some representations before trial, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Mapiane, who was in charge of the investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption involving Kaizer Chiefs' boss Bobby Motaung, was arrested on 22 May for allegedly falsifying travelling claims.

His trial was initially scheduled to start on 25 September.

Mapiane has not been asked to plead yet, and is out on bail of R1 000.

Previously, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela denied rumours of a fall-out between him and Mapiane, which led to Mapiane taking over the Motaung investigation after little progress had been made in 2007.

"As far as I know, Major-General Mapiane and I are not enemies," he said at the time.

"We work together and, at some point, people may interpret this their own way, especially if I'm harder when I want work done. I do this to everyone at work."
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