Scrap Mbombela Stadium case - lawyers

2013-04-22 22:44

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Nelspruit - Defence lawyers in a case involving Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung want the matter struck off the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court roll because of repeated delays

A Sapa correspondent reported that the matter was delayed despite lawyers being ready for the start of trial.

Kenny Oldwage, for Motaung, said: "The proceedings in this matter have been unreasonably delayed. We have been ready to start with trial on this matter since August 16 last year..."

Oldwage told the court the matter was delayed six times and it "caused severe pressure to the accused".

He said Motaung had a right to a fair trial and these delays would prejudice him.

The court heard that there was a second charge against the accused but the indictment had not yet been seen.

The six people accused of corruption in the building of the Mbombela Stadium were Jacob Dladla, Tebogo Kubeka, Herbert Thelebi, Motaung, Christiaan Grib and Micheal Romanos.

Grib was the CEO of Lefika Emerging Equity (Pty) Ltd while Motaung and Romanos were directors of the company.

Lefika secured a tender for the construction of the Nelspruit stadium ahead of the 2010 soccer World Cup.

The group allegedly forged SA Revenue Service documents to get the contract to build the stadium.

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