John Block case postponed to next year

2011-11-18 15:10

Johannesburg - The fraud case against ANC Northern Cape leader John Block was postponed to next year by the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The case would resume on February 2 2012, in the Northern Cape High Court, said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga.

Block, Dr Gaston Savoi, Fernando Praderi, Patrick Lenyibi, Frank Mashilo and Nandipha Madiba are charged with fraud, corruption and contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act.

The charges relate to alleged irregularities in the acquisition of a water purification plant by the Sol Plaatjie Municipality in April this year.

It is alleged that the accused colluded with municipal employees to award a tender to Intaka Holdings.

All six have been granted bail.

  • Grant - 2011-11-18 15:30

    How unusual that ANC leaders and members are involved in fraud and corruption, and tender rigging .. who would have thought!!

      CALAMITYSA - 2011-11-18 19:40

      It's a CULTURE!

  • CALAMITYSA - 2011-11-18 15:45

    And after the first postponement there will be more - the an appeal. In the meantime he gets full pay and more corrupted benefits. Do something DA. Why can't they just admit and say it is a culture. African culture. Hope somebody realize it soon.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2011-11-18 15:49

    Block to stay another night in jail - 9 November 2010!! Ridiculous! Wonder if his assets are still held?

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-18 17:11

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-18 17:18

  • nathimanzini - 2012-02-03 10:57

    As south Africans you guys should know that in our country you are innocent until proven guilty, as you would expect if u were the accused, so lets stop bad mouthing the ANC and its leaders, as for assets do u think they would take assets while the case is still pending,NO i dont see the cense in that, so stop living on the clouds coz no assets were taken, people the medea has got you all where they want you, stop these agendas against the ANC coz they wont get you anywhere. as i said the guy is still innocent, no one has proven that otherwise,

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