Official in court for illegal land sale

2013-03-17 20:35


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Johannesburg - The Gauteng housing department said on Sunday that a City of Johannesburg official would appear in court in April after he allegedly illegally sold state land.

Local government and housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe said in a statement: "He must face the full might of the law."

The official, Sifiso Handsome Litau, made his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court last week and the case continues on 5 April.

Currently out on bail, Litau was one of seven people arrested for illegally selling state land.

The seven were appearing in different courts for illegal land sales ranging from R15 000 to R50 000 per stand.

More charges against other suspects would be laid, Mekgwe said.

"We need to get to the bottom of this and clean out this syndicate."

Mekgwe said another official, Hilda Sikhuthe, who appeared in court on similar fraud charges in March, was expected to return to court after the Easter holidays.

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