Ex-advocate in court over alleged attempt to bribe judge

2016-09-02 12:03
Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Bloemfontein - The case against a former advocate accused of corruption was postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the Hawks said.

Karabo Tau, 39, appeared briefly in court, where the matter was postponed to September 14.

He faces charges of corruption, extortion, impersonating an advocate, and conspiracy to commit an offence.

Tau was arrested in Bloemfontein on Wednesday after he was allegedly approached by the families of nine people found guilty of the theft of diesel and racketeering, Hawks spokesperson S'fiso Nyakane said.

They will be sentenced in the Free State High Court in October.

Nyakane said Tau had allegedly tried to bribe a judge to acquit the nine. Their families allegedly paid him R80 000. This was apparently a deposit for the payment of R500 000 to the judge.

Nyakane said the Free State Society of Advocates had disbarred Tau.

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